WB seeks Kuwait’s aid to mold adept generation
It is imperative to cooperate with Kuwait to revamp educational curriculums to create a new generation capable of contributing to the development of a robust economy, the World Bank (WB) said yesterday.
These remarks were made by WB Senior Education Specialist Dr Ayesha Vawda in a statement to the press after a workshop organized by the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the WB and a national center for the development of education.
Moreover, Vawda noted that the pros and cons of an educational reform program have been pinpointed in this workshop, in addition to potential challenges that could encumber this plan.
On Kuwait’s approach to educational reforms, she said that the country has developed solid curriculums on the elementary and middle school level, which have been formed with skill and efficiency.
The WB Education Specialist also heaped praise on local school administrations for their efforts to usher in a series of educational reforms, as she noted that these schools belong to some of the world’s most preeminent educational systems.
Speaking on potential challenges encountered by teachers, Vawda said some of them have not incorporated new teaching methods in order to ensure a solid education, adding that teachers should be given firm support as they help bring this new curriculum to fruition. “I hope that this new educational reforms program will help pave the way for a vibrant job market and produce students that can meet the needs of the job market,” she said.
The educational reforms program is a national project that aims to ameliorate education in the country, part of a broad development plan undertaken by the Ministry of Education. With a timeframe of five years, the project is at a total cost of KD 10.6 million, with an annual KD 2.12 million budget earmarked for educational courses and workshops. — KUNA