Manama, Mar. 31 (BNA): Deputy Prime Minister His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa chaired the virtual meeting of the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training.
The meeting began with a presentation by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), head of the team assigned to study the implementation of flexible pathways for post-highschool, which aims to increase educational and higher education opportunities based on the accumulated record of professional experience among individuals and by increasing and facilitating opportunities, recognizing and linking them with the needs of the labor market and in line with the best and latest international practices in this field.
The Chairman of the National Committee for the Evaluation of Academic Qualifications also gave a presentation about the coordination that took place between the Ministry of Education, the Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA) and the Education Team of the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training regarding the proposal to organize e-learning certify national qualifications externality granted via this system.
The proposal aims to set the standards required to ensure the quality of the qualifications granted through e-learning by being guided by the best international practices based on the application of the recommendations of the most prestigious quality and academic accreditation institutions, considering the identification of universities whose qualifications can be equivalent through the e-learning system.
The council also reviewed the plan for the development of the University of Bahrain (UoB), presented by the university’s president, and aims to improve its performance in the fields of scientific research and teaching, developing its programs, governance and management mechanisms, in order to help the university be in global rankings, raise the employability of graduates, and achieve financial sustainability.
They discussed the Minister of Education’s proposal regarding the inclusion of the Chinese language in the curricula of elective courses for secondary education. The proposal aims to keep pace with the spread and global interest in this language, and to let students have a better perception towards work opportunities in the future.