Manama, Mar. 27 (BNA): Bahrain Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA) will hold its 4th conference under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training (SCDET), Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa.
Themed “The Future of Education and Training Quality: Between Global Trends and Local Execution”, the event will be organised virtually on March 30 and 31. Marking the occasion, Head of the conference’s preparatory committee, Dr Taraq Al-Sindi, the Director General of the National Qualifications and Examinations Framework, pointed out completion of preparations for the conference which will bring together 11 keynote speakers of specialists and academics from all over the world. The event will also witness active participation of strategic partners from regional and international institutions as well as relevant parties from the education and training sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Dr. Al-Sindi said the conference will kick off with a speech by its patron, Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, and a welcome speech by BQA Chief Executive, Dr. Jawaher Al Madhahki. Director for Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Andreas Schleicher, will give a presentation in the main session of the conference on “Global Competencies: Readiness of Students and Teachers in Challenging Times”. He will shed light on difficulties that might encounter the educational system in the future.
The Two-day conference will spotlight key issues pertaining to the educational and training field as well as ways of dealing with the current exceptional circumstances resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Dr. Al-Sindi called on people interested in the education and training sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain and beyond to participate in the conference by registering via BQA’s website www.bqa.gov.bh. He pointed out the existence of live translation of all the work papers in Arabic and English. He noted that the conference’s sessions can be followed through the authority’s electronic platforms and channel’s live transmission on Youtube BQA_BH.