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IBE and the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia sign agreement on quality and excellence of education



The Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Regional Centre for Quality and Excellence in Education, Dr. Azzam Al-Dakhil, and the IBE Director, Dr. Mmantsetsa Marope, have signed a joint cooperation framework agreement.

Under the agreement, the IBE will collaborate over the next four years with the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to bring the quality and development-relevance of the Kingdom's education, training and learning system to a world class level. The aim of the agreement is to develop education by sending experts from Geneva as well as international experts to Saudi Arabia to support educational innovation and development, to report on the quality of education and excellence, and to disseminate and share the results, good practices and findings globally.

The ceremony where the framework agreement was signed was attended by Ministers of Education of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, by representatives of UNESCO and by the Director of UNESCO’s Regional Centre for Quality and Excellence in Education (RCQE).