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  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:20 AM
    Last Update : Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:20 AM

Maghreb Education Ministers Discuss Digital Transformation, SDGs, in Tunis

(AWP) - The Tunisian Ministry of Education, in association with the UNESCO regional bureau, is hosting the two-day Arab Maghreb Forum on Digital Transformation as part of its program to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the fourth goal,‘ensuring inclusive and equitable education, and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.’

Tunisian Minister of Education Mohamed Ali Boughdiri, during the meeting’s inaugural session on Monday, underlined the need for digital transformation in all educational institutions.

“We are heading with steady steps towards the digital transformation of education within the framework of the system adopted in the government of Ahmed Hachani. Through follow-up by the President of the Republic, with the slogan of ‘a modern school over each hill,’ we are working towards linking all educational institutions with high-power optical fibers, and placing power generators on their roofs,” said Boughdiri.

Mokhtar Ould Dahi, Mauritanian Minister of National Education and Reform of the Education System, highlighted the importance of the meeting for sharing experiences between Arab Maghreb countries in the field of educational development.

“Mauritania has achieved some steps in this field, and is still working on other steps to upgrade the whole educational system with all its well-known five pillars, which were approved in the summit. The most important of these are the rehabilitation and improvement of the teachers, and increasing financial allotments for education,” he added.

Musa Mohamed Al-Maqrif, Minister of Education in the Libyan National Unity Government, said that Libya had launched a ‘future schools project’ under the supervision of the national unity government, which aims to construct 1,500 schools nationwide.

“As of this year, 500 schools will be built, which should help solve the problem of overcrowded classes. Also, a national program will be launched under the title, ‘full school day,” he noted.