Rabat – The city of Agadir will host the first annual international conference on education quality, from March 14-16 at the National School of Commerce and Management.
Organized by the Ibn Zohr University, the conference will cover areas like education, including early childhood, primary, secondary, higher education, and vocational training contexts.
According to organizers, this year’s theme of “Quality in Education: Local Needs, Global Challenges” has been adopted “to promote local needs and expectations while keeping up with a rapidly developing world.”
The event’s agenda will focus on strategies for addressing both local educational needs and global educational challenges, through keynote sessions of prominent speakers and a variety of panel discussions from participants representing 21 countries from Africa, Europe, America, Asia, and North America.
The conference will feature six keynote speakers, namely Professor Mohammed Aboussalah, Secretary General of the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training and Higher Education of Morocco; Professor Rached Boussema at the National Engineering School of Tunisia (ENIT) in the University of Tunis El Manar; Professor Tony Bertram, Honorary Director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood in Birmingham, United Kingdom; Professor Alma Fleet, Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies of Macquarie University in Australia; Professor Chris Pascal (OBE), President and founding member of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA); and Professor Kenneth Bartlett, Associate Dean of Faculty Development and International Initiatives University of Minnesota in United States.
“The conference successfully provides the opportunity for education leaders, researchers and practitioners to exchange visions and discuss the problems and challenges and to come up with scientific and practical recommendations that contribute to raising the quality of education,” Mustapha Aabi, President of Scientific Committee, said in a statement.