(MENAFN- The Peninsula)
Doha: College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q), in collaboration with the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture & Science celebrated World Teachers' Day during a hybrid conference focusing on Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Qatar.
The ceremony was attended by Dr. Anna Paolini, Director of Unesco Regional Office in Doha and Unesco Representative in the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen; Dr. Hamda Al Sulaiti, Secretary-General of the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture & Science, Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE); Dr. Salem Al Naemi, CNA-Q's President; Ahmed Jusaimani, Director of Teachers Affairs at MoEHE representing Fawzia Al-Khater Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs MOEHE, alongside the College faculty members and more than 100 teachers from TVET and STEM schools across Qatar.
The conference aimed at providing teachers with valuable information on applied teaching and learning, in addition to highlighting the vital role of STEM and TVET in skills development and Nation-building.
Commenting on the event Dr. Al Sulaiti said that World Teachers' Day held annually on October 5 commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the ILO/Unesco recommendation concerning the status of teachers. It is an occasion to recognize teachers and the efforts they put into preparing generations who lead the country's development. She mentioned that:“a teacher is a role model that we value and respect; today we thank them for their passion and unconditional giving that shaped our students year after year.”
Dr. Sulaiti added:“The Education Strategy 2018 – 2022 and the current MoEHE Strategy 2021-2022 include many programs that invest in teachers and provide them with the knowledge and the technical know-how of using digital platforms for teaching and learning in addition to measuring performance and evaluating the process.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Al Naemi discussed the efforts that the College is deploying to raise awareness about TVET as a driving force in an ever-evolving economy.
He said:“Investing in TVET is very important for the socio-economic development of our country. TVET is a necessity and will generate a strong workforce that can easily accompany any technological progress and the rapid industrialisation. CNA-Q offers more than 50 programs and has more than 150 state-of-the-art workshops and labs to help develop such a workforce. We also build many partnerships with industrial companies and we work through our Applied Research and Innovation Office to strengthen Technical and Vocational learning, policy and practice.
“The Office embodies as well Unesco-Unevoc center, dedicated to advancing Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Qatar. We would like to thank MoEHE and Unesco for their trust in our educational institution. Furthermore, we wish all participants a Happy World Teachers' Day and we promise them to keep our efforts going and work towards developing their skills and promoting TVET as an educational solution for the modern world challenges.”
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