Education Ministry’s summer programme inaugurated
TDT | Manama
Education Minister Dr Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi inaugurated yesterday the ministry’s summer programme, which will be implemented for the first time remotely by using digital technology, and which will benefit many students from public and private schools at various levels of education.
Registration for the programme, which will be held from July 21 to August 19, is now open until Saturday on the e-government website. In a visual presentation, the Education Ministry’s Educational Services and Student Activities assistant undersecretary Dr Shaikha Al Jeeb said that this year’s programme is being held with the theme “Summer of Creativity and Innovation”.
The various activities that it includes are in the scientific, artistic, cultural, and sports fields, in addition to psychology, social and academic counseling, and personal development. These are all to be supervised by a group of specialists in the Education Ministry. The Education Minister praised the efforts made to prepare the summer programme, which he said the ministry is very keen to deliver annually.
He expressed his confidence in the use of digital technology, taking into account the current health conditions being faced globally due to the coronavirus (COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister said it reflects the practices employed in distance learning during the second semester of the past academic year, and stressed that it comes within the framework of the Ministry’s great interest in encouraging students to invest in their holidays in a positive, beneficial, and entertaining manner.
At the same time, the programme will help develop their talents and creativity.The summer programme is set to be supervised by specialists from the Ministry’s various departments including student services, public libraries, physical education, scouting and guides, and centre for gifted students.
The kinds of activities that will be held include creative writing, academic specialisations, the art of leadership, various skills in sports, culture and health competitions, storytelling, puppet plays, teaching sign language, science and environment programmes, scientific research, photography, chess, and many others.