ICESCO Holds Workshop in Sudan on Integrating Global Citizenship Values into School Curricula
18 January 2023
The Education Sector of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) is holding a Workshop on building the capacities of workers in preparing curriculum at the National Center for Curriculum and Educational Research in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, in cooperation with the Sudanese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture to contribute to the integration of global citizenship values in school curricula.
Several professionals in the field of preparing curricula, mentors and inspectors will benefit from the four-day workshop, which aims at enhancing their capacities in integrating the concept of global citizenship into the curricula, providing them with the necessary skills to identify the mechanisms for achieving this goal and preparing a vision for integration mechanisms, as well as consolidating the concept of moderation in the educational curricula, encouraging communication between stakeholders and specialists in this field and exchanging expertise and experiences.
The opening of the Workshop saw the participation of Mr. Mahmoud Siral-Khatim Al-Houri, Minister of Education and President of the Sudanese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, Ms. Wafaa Sayed Ahmed, Secretary-General of the Commission, Dr. Abdul-Khaleq Fadl Rahma, President of the Open University of Sudan, and Dr. Moawiya Sir Qashi, Director of the National Center for Curriculum and Educational Research, and Dr. Aiman Badri, from the UNESCO Office in Khartoum, where they all commended ICESCO’s important role in promoting the educational process and the support it provides to its Member States.
Dr. Youssef Abu Daqqa, Program Manager at ICESCO Education Sector represented the Sector in the Workshop. He stressed the importance of holding the Workshop, hoping that it would achieve its goals in highlighting the utmost importance of integrating citizenship values into the educational system and strengthening its roles in developing a culture of peace and contributing to sustainable development.
The Workshop’s sessions deal with the situation of citizenship values in educational curricula in the Republic of Sudan, means of diagnosing learners’ value systems, mechanisms for integrating citizenship values into school curricula, as well as investing in media and communication technology to enhance them and ways to integrate the values of dialogue, peace and human rights into school curricula.
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