Saudi education minister to participate in G20 Education Ministers’ meeting in Italy

Saudi Minister of Education Hamad Al-AlSheikh addresses a panel labelled “Education Continuity in Times of Crises” at the Media Center of G20 Summit in Riyadh on Nov. 22, 2020. (AFP)
Saudi Minister of Education Hamad Al-AlSheikh addresses a panel labelled “Education Continuity in Times of Crises” at the Media Center of G20 Summit in Riyadh on Nov. 22, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 21 June 2021

Saudi education minister to participate in G20 Education Ministers’ meeting in Italy

Saudi education minister to participate in G20 Education Ministers’ meeting in Italy
  • The meeting will discuss the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic on the educational sector
  • It comes within the ongoing work, meetings and discussions of the G20 Education Working Group

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh will participate in the G20 Education Ministers meeting on Tuesday in Catania, Italy, the state-run SPA reported on Monday.
The ministerial meeting is set to discuss a number of important issues, including the repercussions of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the educational sector and the future of the education system, and will also discuss the benefit of the experience gained by the educational community during the pandemic.
The agenda of the G20 Education Ministers’ meeting, of which Italy holds the rotating presidency, includes the participation of a number of ministers who will highlight efforts and strategies that have been implemented in their countries during the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrating their contribution to enhancing the flexibility of education systems, and ensuring the quality of education for every student.
The meeting comes within the ongoing work, meetings and discussions of the G20 Education Working Group, in which the Kingdom played a major role in reintroducing the group on the agenda of the G20 summit during the Kingdom’s presidency of the forum last year.
Al-Asheikh is scheduled to participate in a joint ministerial session of the G20 education ministers and employment and labor ministers, which will deal with methods and ways to address the issue of the transition from education to work.