Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber with Madame Nouria Benghabrit, Minister for National Education, Algeria
Our Patron and Chairman Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber recently held a successful meeting with Madame Nouria Benghabrit, Minister for National Education, Algeria.
The meeting in Algiers reviewed the progress made in the education sector in Algeria since the Education Reform programme financed by HE Sheikh Mohamed in collaboration with UNESCO in 2005.
In keeping with Sheikh Mohamed’s support for educational reform in the MENA region, the project built on a review of the education system undertaken by UNESCO, to improve the quality of teachers and introduce evaluation techniques across the sector. The objectives of the project were threefold: to improve the quality of education by preparing a coordinated strategy for education reform involving the Ministry of Education, and foreign bilateral and international partners; the preparation of a strategic framework for teacher training; and to produce new evaluation tools for learning.
The project was implemented for two years (2007 – 2009) with impressive results. It strengthened the operational capacity of the Education Reform Coordination Unit and equipped teams of newly trained teacher trainers, heads of schools and teachers in 50 Wilayas (provinces). More than 400 trainers were equipped with new skills. In addition, new tools were produced for evaluating learning achievements: for example, reference guides, methodological guides, and a database of useful information and learning tools. These were distributed to heads of educational establishments, inspectors and teachers.
The aim of the recent meeting was to review progress made since the implementation of the project, and to cement the relationship between the Ministry of Education and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation.