ISESCO Director General calls for doubling investment in education to achieve MDGs
- Bahrain: Wednesday, October 31 - 2012 at 09:43
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In his address to the opening session of the 22nd Conference of Education Ministers of the Member States of the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS), held in Manama, Bahrain, the Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, said that investing in education is investing in the future.
In the same vein, he added, "The countries of the world have committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), whose deadline is due in three years, and which are based on developing educational systems and upgrading the education curricula, so as to create a suitable environment for sustainable development, and create the appropriate opportunities to accomplish the objectives set by the international community at the beginning of the millennium to develop human life and build a safe and stable future for all humanity."
Likewise, he highlighted that the weak educational means, which limit the possibilities of development and modernization, are the source of all big challenges faced by the Arab-Islamic communities.
Equally, he emphasized that it is necessary to confront this major problem through proper thinking, careful planning and effective cooperation at all levels, and through benefiting from the distinguished educational curricula and development policies of the developed countries.
Moreover, he highlighted that studies and strategies have already been developed to face this problem, and the only thing required today is the good execution thereof, the assessment of their impacts, and the review and upgrade of cooperation plans and mechanisms at the regional, Arab-Islamic and international levels, with a view to boosting the efforts of the member states, and contributing to their educational, scientific and cultural advancement.
Furthermore, he underscored the importance of doubling the investment in a quality education that contributes to the edification of literate, non-extremist, non-fanatic people, open to the new developments and advances, and able to build and maintain a civilization, based on science and faith.
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