MBRF, UNDP launch "State of Education in Jordan" report
WAM AMMAN: The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) at the United Nations Development Programme on Sunday jointly launched the "State of Education in Jordan" report as part of the Arab Knowledge Report 2010-2011.
In remarks at the launch ceremony in Amman, Jordanian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Wajih Mousa Owais hailed the role the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation plays in promoting knowledge and development in Arab countries as well as in sponsoring the report which contributes to defining challenges and developing solutions to issues which hinder the building of knowledge-based society.
For his part, Chief Executive Officer at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation Sultan Ali Lootah stressed that Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is interested in promoting knowledge in Arab countries to revive the glories of Arabs and Muslims as well as to prepare a rich environment of knowledge for the next generations to match societies of advanced nations .
The Arab Knowledge Report 2010-2011 is the second in a series of reports that the United Nations Development Programme is jointly producing with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF). This year's report addresses the crucial issue of preparing future generations for the knowledge society.
The report adopts the triad of skills, values and enabling environments as the basic pillars for preparing the future generations. The basic argument is to investigate and address the issue of providing future generations with the required skills (cognitive and conative and social) for active participation in knowledge society building processes.