Algiers, Algeria, November 15 2018 – Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity to explore and showcase the benefits of international education and exchange in the U.S. and abroad. World Learning is celebrating all week long with stories about how international education has made a difference for our program participants from 162 countries worldwide. Today, we are highlighting the importance of STEM and innovation in international education.
Algeria overhauls teaching methods and increases education funding
Algeria, 2017 – Despite strained public finances, the Ministry of National Education (Ministère de l’Education Nationale, MEN) has maintained its commitment to improving the standard of education provided to Algerian citizens. Public schooling is free and obligatory up to the lower secondary level, and additional assistance is provided to impoverished families, all of which has contributed to the country’s high enrolment rates. Continue reading “Algeria overhauls teaching methods”
Algeria, April 10th 2012 – HE Abu Bakr Bin Buzeid, Minister of National Education, stresses the importance of educational democracy in Algeria. He asserts that education must be available to all, and compulsory up to the age of 16. He points out that quality education is also important to prove that Arab Islamic education is keeping pace with the demands of the 21st Century. Strong political will and the collaboration of families are important factors in achieving educational transformation and reform.
Alegria, March 6 2012 – The first training of the Middle East and North African Google Student Ambassadors was in Cairo, Egypt in July 2011. Out of 900 students who applied, an extraordinary group of 72 ambassadors from 33 different universities from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have come together to attend a one-week training given by Googlers from all over the world. They learned about Google tools, technologies and latest products, they received communication, presentation and leadership skill workshops and had loads of fun.