Sultanate and Singapore/ Scientific Cooperation
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Oman News Agency (Online)
Singapore, Apr 22 (ONA)--- Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed al-Shibaniyah, Education Minister accompanied by an educational delegation today paid an official visit to Singapore to view the Singaporean educational experience in the field of education assessment and means followed in its development.
The visit included an official session of talks between the two sides in the presence of Lawrence Wong, Singaporean Minister of State for Education and Zakariya bin Hamad al-Sa'adi, Sultanate's General Consul to the Republic of Singapore. The session of talks reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two countries in the educational field, in addition to giving a presentation on Exams and Assessment Council, an authority concerned with preparing exams and developing methods of educational assessment.
Dr. Madiha viewed the role of the Academy of Singapore Teachers, which concerned with performance of the teaching authority, as well as developing and implementing appropriate programmes for education development. The Education Minister and her accompanying delegation viewed the mechanism of planning and developing curricula.
At the end of the visit, the delegation visited the National Institute of Education, an institute concerned with preparing teachers before service and providing training programmes while in service. It also provides a number of educational and administrative programmes inside and outside Singapore, in addition to providing consultancy in the field of professional development for teachers.
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