Damascus,SANA-With the virtual participation of Syria, the 18th edition of the International Conference on Education Sciences 2023 was opened in the Cuban capital of Havana.
Minister of Education, Dr. Darem Tabbaa, said in a speech to the conference that Syria has experience in continuing the educational process in all forms within schools and virtually despite the war, pointing to the continuation of work to overcome difficulties and address problems to provide education for all inside and outside Syria.
Minister Tabbaa said: “The Corona pandemic posed a global threat to education, and it was preceded in Syria by a greater challenge represented by the dangerous terrorist war that destroyed more than eight thousand schools, which required the Syrian government to use technological development to deliver education to millions of children and youth who were deprived of it.
He added that five free public governmental electronic educational platforms have been established to offer all educational curricula from early childhood to pre-university general education and all the way to vocational education, in addition to the opening of sixteen private virtual schools that provide advanced virtual education to all students inside and outside Syria.
Tabbaa stated that the appropriate digital content for distance education has been secured, in addition to working on using artificial intelligence to direct education according to the intelligences and tendencies of the child, which allows building the knowledge system of students according to their professional needs and requirements.
The conference, which included virtual and in-person participation of education ministers in the countries of the Group of 77 and China, aims to exchange experiences and agree on concepts and strategies among educational institutions.
Fedaa al-Rhayiah / Mazen Eyon