Delegates at a recent Saudi international education conference said science, mathematics, and digital and language skills were the capacities most needed in the 21st century.
They also praised Saudi Arabia’s own educational development, especially its Madrasati (My School) platform for e-learning, which helped the kingdom quickly pivot to distance education after schools were closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Conference and Exhibition for Education (ICEE 2022), organized by the Saudi Ministry of Education, was held earlier this month in Riyadh. The theme of this year’s conference was “Education in the Face of Crises: Opportunities and Challenges.”
Ministers and education experts from more than 260 global and local bodies and representatives from 23 countries’ educational bodies attended.
In speeches, panel sessions and workshops, delegates discussed such challenges as the problems that arose during the coronavirus pandemic, and how to keep education systems going during any future pandemic.