Arab League Educational cultural and Scientific Organization

Preparations for the Second Arab Mathematics Olympiad

ALECSO (Education Department) has recently held a Skype meeting with the Egyptian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science with a view to coordinating preparations for the second Arab Mathematics Olympiad (Egypt 2020).
The meeting addressed the following points :
- Olympiad goals / requirements for participation
- Olympiad time schedule.
- Olympiad Scientific Committee
- Training workshop for teachers and supervisors participating in the Olympiad.
Dr. Latouf Al-Abdullah (Department of Education) and Dr. Ghada Abdel-Bari (Egyptian National Commission) stressed the importance of this event and the need to ensure all conditions for its success, especially after the success of the first edition organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia.

Preparatory meetings for the 4th Arab Economic and Social Development Summit kick off in Beirut

The Preparatory meetings for the 4th Arab Economic and Social Development Summit started on January 17, 2019 at Phenicia Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.
The High-Level Preparatory Committee discussed the preparatory documents for the Summit, including the draft agenda and the General-Secretariat’s follow-up report on the implementation of the previous Summit’s resolutions.
A Joint Meeting of Permanent Delegates and Senior Officials is also scheduled to discuss the draft agenda as well as the draft resolutions.
H.E. Dr. Saud Hilal Al-Harbi, Director-General of ALECSO, leads the Organization’s delegation to this Summit.

ALECSO issues a book on "The Integration of Early Childhood into Primary Education”

ALECSO’s Education Department has recently issued a book entitled ‘The Integration of Early Childhood into Primary Education”.
The book deals with the incorporation of early childhood into the educational ladder, in view of the crucial importance of psychological, health and educational care of children from an early age in shaping their trends and behaviors, and in providing them with life skills. The book also addresses teaching and evaluation methods, teacher training, and funding sources for pre-school education.
This book is produced as part of ALECSO's efforts to promote the implementation of Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

ALECSO participates in the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit

At the head of an important ALECSO delegation, H.E. Dr. Saud Hilal Al-Harbi, Director-General of ALECSO, participates in the 4th Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, to be held in Beirut, Lebanon, on January 20, 2019. Preparatory meetings of senior officials and ministers were held on January 17-18, 2019.
The summit will discuss key economic, social and developmental issues. It aims to give a strong boost to joint Arab action in these fields, and to further enhance the outcomes of the three previous sessions of the Summit (Kuwait 2009 , Sharm El Sheikh 2011 and Riyadh 2013).


ALECSO issues a “Mother’s Guide to Develop Children’s Memorization and Homework Skills in Conflict and Displacement Areas"

As part of the implementation of its Initiative for the Education of Arab Children in Conflict Areas, ALECSO has issued a “Mother’s Guide to Develop Children’s Memorization and Homework Skills in Conflict and Displacement Areas”.
The Guide focuses on three communication skills related to Arabic language, mathematics and sciences, and their teaching methods in three levels of education.
The Guide has been enriched with illustrations and tables designed to familiarize mothers with the way to help their children develop their memorization and homework skills.

A delegation from the Association of Arab Universities pays visit to ALECSO

Dr. Harith Dohan, Advisor to the General Secretariat of the Association of Arab Universities, accompanied by Dr. Abdullah Al-Khafaji, paid visit to ALECSO on January 7, 2019. They were received by Dr. Abulkacem Hassan Al-Badri, Director of the Science and Scientific Research Department, and other senior staff members of the Organization.
The meeting was an opportunity to review the joint activities that can be implemented in collaboration between ALECSO and the Association of Arab Universities, particularly the development of an Arab system for the ranking of Arab universities, the promotion of scientific publishing in Arabic, and other activities of common interest. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Abdelmajid Ben Amara, Director General of Scientific Research at the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The meeting stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation and integration between the organizations, federations and ministries concerned with scientific research in the Arab world.

Opening candidacy for the position of Director-General of ALECSO

The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) announces the opening of candidacy for the position of Director-General of ALECSO.
The period for submission of candidacies extends from December 25, 2018 till February 25, 2019.
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ALECSO hosts high-level training course for the preparation of quality auditors in educational and training institutions

A high-level training course for the preparation of quality auditors in education and training institutions kicked off on December 24, 2018 at ALECSO headquarters.
Organized by ALECSO in cooperation with the Tunisian Association for Quality Education, this training course is targeted at education professionals, including inspectors, teachers and administrative staff, along with quality specialists and consultants/experts who wish to develop their skills or to specialize in quality auditing in educational and training institutions.
In his opening statement, Dr. Lattouf Al-Abdullah, Acting-Director of the Education Department, highlighted ALECSO's efforts to spread the culture of comprehensive quality in education and training institutions, in order to enhance their performance and enable them to fulfill their fundamental role in building the new Arab generations at the knowledge, emotional and human levels. He commended the ties of cooperation between ALECSO and other relevant organizations and associations, as part of the principles of integration and joint action in pursuit of common goals. He expressed ALECSO’s readiness to hold similar events in other Arab countries.
The training course focuses on a number of topics, including
- The ethics and rules of the auditor's profession;
- The main principles/terminology relative to the assessment and auditing processes;
- The stages of the auditing process and the specificities/components of each stage;
- The auditing tools and techniques.
The training course is designed to provide trainees with key auditing skills at all stages, from planning and implementation to suggestion of corrective actions and preparation of the final report.
The program involves lectures, presentations, practical activities, case studies, and workshops, along with simulation activities for real audit situations.

Special session of ALECSO Executive Board renews confidence in current Director-General

At the close of its 9th special session held on December 22, 2018 at ALECSO headquarters, the Executive Board of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization unanimously renewed its confidence in Dr. Saud Hilal Al-Harbi, current Director-General of ALECSO, and mandated him to continue managing the work of the Organization till a new director-general is selected by the General Conference.