Saudi Arabia’s education minister inaugurates International Forum for Teachers
Saudi Arabia’s Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa inaugurated the International Forum for Teachers on Monday.
The forum will last for three days, and will be attended by 800 teachers from throughout Saudi Arabia, in addition to 100 teachers from 30 other countries.
“The Education Ministry organized this forum with the support of the Saudi leadership and in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), aiming to foster cooperation between education departments internationally,” said Al-Issa.
“The forum plans to achieve that by raising issues that concern all educational systems in order to benefit from international experiences. Its outcomes will be studied and the experience evaluated,” he added.
“The positive, civilized dialogue expected to take place at the forum will support the ministry’s plans to strengthen Saudi teachers’ capabilities and deepen their scientific and professional experiences. This will have an impact on the different levels of our educational system,” he said.
“The ministry is keen on the professional development of teachers through international and local programs, which is one of the requirements of achieving the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision (reform plan).”
Al-Issa urged teachers to follow up on the latest educational developments and interact with all that is new and useful.
Dr. Salem Al-Malek, head of the forum’s organizing committee, said:
“Education and learning are essential to nations’ advancement and development. The Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, is devoted to becoming an international pioneer through Vision 2030.”