Deputy Premier receives OECD director

Manama: Deputy Prime Minister His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme council for Education and Training Development received at Gudaibiya Palace today Dr. Andreas Schleicher the Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s Secretary-General.

The meeting, attended by Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi, reviewed cooperation in the field of education development.

HH Shaikh Mohammed affirmed the government’s keenness and diligence of development of education in the Kingdom from the foundational to tertiary stages. His Highness and Dr. Schleicher reviewed preparations to host the Teachers Performance Development Forum in the Kingdom of Bahrain next year and Bahrain’s intent to participate in the global TALIS educational survey with the participation of 260,000 teachers from 48 countries.

The forum which will the first of its kind in Bahrain aims to prepare and training teachers on the best practices in view of the key role of teachers in educational development which is the foundation of nations and peoples progress.

Source: Bahrain News Agency