H.E. Hammad Bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh received and welcomed Federal Minister for Education

Islamabad, December 06, 2021 (PPI-OT):Hon. Minister for Education, H.E. Hammad Bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh., received and welcomed Hon. Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture, and Mr Shafqat Mahmood today at the Ministry of Education, Riyadh, and KSA. Both sides discussed various mutual areas of interest related to Education and Higher Education.

Both sides appreciated the efforts taken in setting up of alternate modes of Education delivery in times of pandemic. It was decided that both sides will work closely to further collaborate and learn from the experiences of Distance learning platforms “Madrasati and AEN” of KSA and “TeleSchool” of Pakistan.

It was also agreed to collaborate in the areas of curriculum development with special focus on character building and civic sense. Saudi side agreed to ease the processes involved in 600 scholarships offered to Pakistani students in different HEIs of KSA. Saudi side agreed for sending more students to pursue Higher Education in Pakistani Universities.

Saudi side will also work closely with Pakistan to explore the ways and means for setting up top ranked Pakistani universities offshore campuses in KSA. Cooperation extended for establishment of Federal College for Home Economics was also discussed. Mr Shafqat Mahmood is on two-day visit of KSA upon invitation of Saudi Education Minister.

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