Rehabilitation programs set for international schools

Rehabilitation programs set for international schools
Updated 30 August 2015

Rehabilitation programs set for international schools

Rehabilitation programs set for international schools

JEDDAH: The Committee for Global and International Education announced launching more training and rehabilitation programs to nationalize 85 percent of 190 schools in the city.
The committee, formed on Thursday at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), has adopted a number of initiatives and activities to allow this sector to build standard schools instead of the current rented ones, establishing a field study on the reality and future of this vibrant sector that serves thousands of Saudis and sons and daughters of expatriate communities in the Kingdom.
The chairman of the National Committee for Private and International Education at the Saudi Council of Chambers (CSC), Dr. Mansour bin Saleh Alkhnezan, took part in the elections that were conducted under full transparency. The results were announced and Tareq Al-Hazari was elected as the head of the committee, while Dr. Dakhiel Allah Al-Jahni, and Mona Sharaf were unanimously chosen as his deputies.
Al-Hazari stressed that the committee seeks to advance the concept of partnership between the private sector working in education and the international sector working in Jeddah, through the Jeddah chamber with the Education Department to achieve the policies and goals of education in the Kingdom.
He added that their goal is to solve any obstacles facing this sector including allocating commercial land and educational facilities, and enabling the sector to build standard schools instead of the current ones with rehabilitating national staff to work in this sector.
He added that this process requires a massive effort, especially in international education production after the number of non-Saudis exceeded 85 percent in the majority of the 190 schools in Jeddah, each one including four stages — kindergarten, elementary, middle school and high school.
Dr. Alkhnezan said that the curriculum of these schools serves the sons and daughters of the expatriates and a number of Saudi citizens. He stressed the need to have the support of the Education Ministry to protect their privacy and help end the nature of challenges facing their owners.
He stressed the need to raise the level of educational services provided by these schools to cope with the continuous change in curriculum development adding that there’s a need to have these schools internationally certified.