The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chose Jordan to launch the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education Indicators for Arab States pilot project in cooperation with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org).
TAG-Org’s Chairman Senator Talal Abu-Ghazaleh told Petra that the project aims at building capacity in Arab states by strengthening national capabilities to define ICT in education indicators for measuring the use and impact of applying ICTs in education, as well as managing the ICT in education policy development and implementation cycle.
He added that Jordan was chosen after a two-day Policy Developers meeting held recently in Amman with the participation of government representatives from seven Arab states in the Middle East and the Gulf including Jordan, Bahrain, Egypt, Oman, the Palestinian Authority, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates as well as UNESCO experts.
The Amman meeting identified a series of top national issues with regards to ICT in Education, with a common primary concern of the ICT infrastructure of the educational systems.
The meeting recommended a timeframe for the ICT in Education Indicators for Arab States project, including the collection of national ICT in Education statistics and the peer evaluation of this data before publishing the final results.