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Ministry committed to quality education.

Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi yesterday reiterated his ministry's commitment to development schemes being carried out in co-operation with Economic Development Board that seek to achieve high quality and performance within the framework of Economic Vision 2030.

Addressing the 40th Education Day ceremony, patronised by Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the ministry hall, Isa Town, he said the ministry celebrates presentation of the Premier's award for educational excellence, which serves an an incentive for schools to upgrade performance.

It has boosted the spirit of competitiveness which has positively impacted educational output, he said.

Highlighting main achievements last year, he said four new academic buildings were completed, which provided more than 140 classes, including 41 electronic classes, and 14 computer laboratories.

Five more academic buildings are underway, he said.

The ministry completed comprehensive periodic maintenance of 42 schools in co-operation with the Works Ministry.

It also equipped science laboratories and schools, he said, adding that BD3,500,000 had been earmarked for school cleaning to provide students with a healthy environment.

More than 33,000 students are benefiting from transportation being provided at a cost of over BD3,500,000, he said.

More than 2.3 million books worth BD2.8m, including new maths and science series, were handed out to students.

He said the current year witnessed the opening of the Teachers' College and Bahrain Polytechnic which would take the education standard to the highest levels.

Education is being upgraded through projects and initiatives under the supervision of Deputy Premier and national committee for education development head Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, he said.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Feb 18, 2009
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