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Provides for development of curricula, digital educational tracks, qualification of students for labor market

Ministries of Education and ICT conclude memo for mutual cooperation

23 Apr 2018
Ministries of Education and ICT conclude memo for mutual cooperation

In order to cooperate and consolidate efforts in the field of ICT human capital development, thus driving the advancement and development process in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology signed today a memorandum of cooperation with the Ministry of Education. The agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al-Issa, Minister of Education, and H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, at the Ministry of Education’s headquarters in Riyadh.

Under the agreement, the two parties will collaborate in several tracks, including but not limited to developing curricula and educational tracks in line with the future digital requirements, developing the digital skills of teachers, training the students in schools and universities on the digital skills required for the labor market, organization of events and contests, stimulating the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the educational sector, and exchanging information, data, statistics and studies between the two ministries.

For his part, Eng. Al-Swaha said that the strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education comes within the the MCIT’s 2020 action plan and objectives aimed at building a digital environment that attracts, incubates and develops minds and skills in ICTs in order to achieve digital transformation with a view to boost the development process in the Kingdom. He stated the importance of investment in national capacities and cadres as key pillars and enablers of success that ensure the continued development and entrepreneurship in the Kingdom, stressing that the Ministry of Education is the best partner in this area, since education is the main source for human capital development, the development of a basic view of human capital. Concurrently, he noted that the ministry's policy in partnerships with the relevant entities aims to achieve integration and cooperation and consolidation of efforts to serve the objectives of the Vision 2030.

Furthermore, Al-Swaha pointed out that the ministry, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, would develop curricula and educational tracks in public and university education, in line with the future digital requirements in several fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, robotics, cloud computing, virtual reality, augmented reality and other fields, in order to prepare the current generation to take a leading role in the jobs of the future.
 

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