Arab News, Saturday, May 14, 2022 | Shawwal 13, 1443
89 agreements signed at Saudi International Education Conference
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia’s
Ministry of Education issued a statement on Thursday saying that a total of 89
agreements had been signed at its International Education Conference Exhibition
2022 in Riyadh this week.
The agreements and memoranda signed by ministries,
universities, and local and international institutions covered areas including
the development of education in the Kingdom, incentives for investment in
education, crises and challenges in education, improving the efficiency of
educational institutions, reaching international standards and indicators, and
achieving the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.
Ayed Alblaihshi, an investment expert, told Arab
News that exhibitions and conferences are a great opportunity for government
agencies to highlight their achievements and present their plans in the presence
of international and local specialists.
“The agreements (signed in ICEE 2022) aim to
promote integration among entities with shared objectives — whether local or
international entities — through the development of the education system in
Saudi Arabia," he said, adding that such exhibitions can also proved an
opportunity for specialists to familiarize themselves with the most recent
relevant work of research centers in Saudi universities, which can help ensure
diversity in research and avoid repetition.
Dr. Hend Alfakieh, assistant of educational
affairs at the Department of Education in Hail, said the Kingdom is experiencing
a “qualitative boom” in the field of education and that, as a result, Saudi
Arabia’s labor market is witnessing “remarkable development.”
Alfakieh noted that education is one of the
greatest investments for both individuals and society, ensuring long-term
returns on investment both socially and economically.