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    ICESCO and Libya Sign Cooperation Agreement in Fields of Education

    8 May 2024

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the Libyan Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding aiming at enhancing and facilitating cooperation in areas of e-learning, curriculum development, remedial education, combating school dropout, promoting values of tolerance and citizenship, developing education strategies during crises and disasters, training teachers, and supporting and operationalizing affiliated school networks and scientific chairs at the national level.

    Mr. Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, attended the signing of the agreement, on May 7, 2024, in Tripoli, by Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ICESCO Director-General (DG), and Dr. Musa Muhammad Al-Maqrif, Libyan Minister of Education, President of the Libyan National Commission for Education, Science and Culture.

    The agreement’s areas of cooperation include curriculum development, digital transformation, e-learning, remedial education, combating school dropout and failure, training teachers, supporting educational rehabilitation centers and institutions, and developing a framework for academic certificate and degree equivalency. It also features the exchange of information and experiences in preparing, qualifying, and developing educational, administrative and technical staff, as well as integrating information and communication technology, in addition to preserving the diverse forms of cultural heritage, and encouraging national participation of students in scientific, sports, and cultural events and competitions.

    Prior to signing the Memorandum, Dr. AlMalik and Dr. Al-Maqrif held a meeting to review the progress of the partnership between ICESCO and Libya in education, science, and culture, expressing their keenness to strengthen such cooperation by implementing several programs, projects, and initiatives in areas that align with Libya’s priorities and meet its needs within the Organization’s areas of competence.

    During the meeting, attended by Mr. Mohamed El Amari Zaid, Libya’s Permanent Delegate to ICESCO, the two parties reviewed the results of the key ongoing cooperation programs and projects between ICESCO and Libya, and considered joint project and activity proposal, particularly under the celebration of Benghazi as the Culture Capital in the Islamic World.

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