Intel Teach to the Future program continues in Jordan

Cooperation between Intel and the Jordanian Ministry of Education continues, as the fourth educational directorate in Amman inaugurates the Intel Teach to the Future program.

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By  Anna Karhammar Published  January 19, 2004

Cooperation between Intel and the Jordanian Ministry of Education continues, as the fourth educational directorate in Amman inaugurates the Intel Teach to the Future program. The program — which since its 2003 launch has trained 5000 teachers — is being extended to include another 30 courses for 500 teachers to train them on how to incorporate IT into teaching. The event at Nuzha Vocational School for Girls was underscored by the presence of His Excellency Mohammad Bazbaz Hiari, the Secretary General of the Ministry Of Education, who has been working closely with Intel to ensure proper deployment of the program. “Today marks yet another step towards the establishment of strong IT skills in the Kingdom’s teaching core, which is a must for the country moving forwards”, comments HE Mr. Bazbaz, “The Ministry is keen on collaborating closely with Intel to ensure the success of the Intel Teach to the Future, which will help Jordan establish itself as a competitive economy in the global market.” Jordan is the first Arab World country to benefit from the program, which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon are also set to partake in during 2004. The main aim of the program is to enable students to develop the higher level thinking skills they will need to succeed in a knowledge-based economy, and the program includes a teacher professional development program and a resource-rich education Web site. “Intel Teach to the Future’s roll out in Jordan has been very successful, due to the great collaboration shown to us by the Ministry of Education, as well as the eagerness of Jordanian teachers to learn about technology and communicate this knowledge to their students” says Bassem Nasir, Intel Education Programs Manager, Jordan, “we are very happy to be on track with this program, and look forward to more success as we pursue our goal of training 20,000 teachers in Jordan before the end of this year.”

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