Palestine has been announced the winner of the E-learning curriculum category in the Digital for Development Award, which is rewarded to outstanding initiatives that use digitization and new technologies as a lever for development to achieve sustainable development.
This year, 22 programs applied to win the award.
Sabry Saidam, the Minister of Education in Palestine expressed Palestine’s honor following winning the award, noting that Palestine has made it to the world knowledge map, after winning the Best Teacher Award, the Best Arab School Award and after scoring high in the Intelligent Mental Arithmetic Tests.
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“This award is a recognition of the sufficiency of the programs implemented by the Ministry to improve the quality of education in Palestine,” Saidam said.
Busri Saleh, the Ministry’s Deputy who attended the ceremony to announce the results noted that the Ministry won the award after implementing a five-year program of using electronic materials in teaching school curriculum.
“The program aimed at providing the students with critical thinking, problems solving techniques, and self-learning methods,” he added.
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Some 15 experts evaluated the program, according to Saleh, and following a presentation about it, which revealed that 300 schools were included in the program, the committee decided to award the award to Palestine.
Prize D4D is a biennial initiative of the Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) with the support of the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD).
(Palestine Now, PC)