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Investment, sustainability on the program of the international conference on education in Riyadh

RIYADH: An international education conference will kick off in Riyadh on Sunday, with one of its main goals being to boost investment in the Kingdom’s education sector, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.

The International Education Conference and Exhibition (ICEE 2022), organized by the Ministry of Education and running until May 11, will be held under the theme “Education in Times of Crisis: Opportunities and Challenges”. .

In addition to discussing incentives for investment in the sector and solutions to overcome the crises and challenges facing education as a whole, the improvement of Kingdom institutions to meet international standards and indicators will also be discussed. the agenda.

The conference will bring together 110 local exhibitors and 152 international exhibitors, according to the SPA, in addition to several local and global educational institutions, universities and international education centers, as well as officials from the Ministry of Education, leaders public and private universities and their employees and education experts from around the world.

ICEE 2022 will feature numerous sessions and workshops where more than 130 working papers will be presented.

The main sessions will bring together the Ministers of Education of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Dr Kemi Saavedra, Director of Education at the World Bank, who will discuss education policies in the light of the crises and how to deal with the crisis. challenges of epidemics to ensure the sustainability of the educational process.

Ahmed Al-Nashwan, chairman of the conference’s scientific committee, told Arab News earlier this week that the conference would focus on “pressing issues in education, presenting opportunities for educational development and exchange of expertise and experiences that reflect the desire for global competitiveness”.


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