Kurdistan Region leaders: We need a serious review of the education sector in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Region leaders: We need a serious review of the education sector in Kurdistan

Sep 20 2021

Reforms in the education sector of the Kurdistan Region will continue as schools are where the future of the nation will be shaped, said Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Sunday during a conference on education at the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) in Duhok.

“We are working hard to develop our education and higher education sectors so they will fit the developments of the 21st century. Our goal is that Kurdistan students will acquire the expertise which is essential for the market and the stability of Kurdistan,” PM Barzani said.

He reiterated his cabinet’s commitment to its reform plan in all sectors in order to take Kurdistan forward and diversify its national revenue sources instead of solely depending on oil.

“The ninth cabinet face multiple crises. Instead of resorting to debts and leaving the pressure for our next generations, we brought about reforms, and we will continue that because through these reforms we can reassure a prosperous and certain future for our people,” the Kurdistan Region premier emphasized. “We want to make sure that the education sector will be at a level that can contribute to our economic development.”

He also revealed the plan of establishing the National Accreditation Body, which will be responsible to evaluate and accredit the academic institutions in Kurdistan with the hope of developing them and setting strategic plans related to the education sector.

The Kurdish leader concluded his remarks by stressing that the responsibility of the educators is to nurture a love for the homeland in students, bring up a generation that respects its history, and learns from the past while respecting diversity and pluralism in Kurdistan.

Nechirvan Barzani, the President of the Kurdistan Region, also delivered a speech to underline the important role of the education sector to develop a nation. He noted that the world is going forward fast, and Kurdistan should keep up with the pace by adopting modern technologies.

“We need to make reform in the educational system and plan for the future,” Barzani said. “We have to focus on science, technology to serve humanity.”

He emphasized that the economy and education sectors should be developed in parallel so they will support one another. “Obtaining degrees should serve the development of the country,” he added.

Source: BasNews site