Over the course of three days, the participants in the first conference of the International Federation of Arab Academics, which was organized by the Federation via the Zoom platform on the Internet, under the title “Education in the Arab World.. Objectives.. Policies.. Reality and Ambition,” discussed a range of educational, social, economic, political, technical and legal issues .
During the conference sessions, the participants reviewed a number of research papers that bore titles such as “challenges facing school teachers in distance education during the Corona pandemic, obstacles to education in the Arab world, the phenomenon of violence in schools, the role of visual media and social networking sites in the educational process, and the role of the Arab Charter on Human Rights in protecting The right to education and the international legal protection of the right to education and electronic classroom, its importance and ways to develop it.
Researcher Dr. Yanal Ahmed al-Qudsi, head of the branch of the International Federation of Arab Academics in Syria, pointed out in a statement to SANA today that the convening is important and necessary in light of the exceptional circumstances experienced by the Arab world through the challenges of the Corona pandemic and the political and security conditions and changes that have negatively impacted the education process.
In turn, the social researcher, Dr. Salwa Shaaban, a media advisor in humanitarian and human rights organizations, explained that the conference is a qualitative and comprehensive step in the field of education at the level of our Arab world to discuss various topics within the educational framework.
Engineer Kawthar Harmalani, head of the Citizen Service Center at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, indicated that the research presented at the conference revealed many weaknesses that educational and educational institutions suffer from at all levels, which turned out to be a general problem in the Arab world. This weakness was embodied during the Corona crisis, which put the teacher And the educational process when a major challenge to the development of educational tools and teaching methods.
From Egypt, Dr. Mohamed Ali Abdel Aziz, Director of External Relations at the International Federation of Arab Academics, explained that the conference was the result of efforts exerted by the leaders of the union and a combination of opinions and ideas and included 50 scientific research.
For her part, Professor Hanan Sobhi Abdullah Obaid, member of the General Secretariat of the Union of Arab Academics, praised the positive atmosphere that prevailed in the conference and constructive dialogue, pointing to the need to increase attention to independent thinking and constructive criticism in education and scientific research, which leads to quality education.