A member of the Shura Council, Dr. Hassan Hijab Al-Hazmi, sharply criticized the report of the Institute for Educational Professional Development, pointing out that its programs are not commensurate with the numbers of teachers and that the beneficiaries of the national project to enhance the basic skills of teachers in the subjects of Arabic language, mathematics and science are few in number.
He asked: How can the institute attract teachers to benefit from the important project? Al-Hazmi commented in the Shura session yesterday (Tuesday) on what the report described as challenges, and said that the institute’s need for qualified cadres and experts is not a real challenge at the present time. The fact that the Ministry of Education is full of qualified cadres. Regarding the limited budget and the institute’s inability to implement qualitative programmes, he said: This challenge refutes the amount of spending from the budget, 70 million, of which only 15% was spent. In another axis, Fadel Al-Buainain stressed, when discussing the report of the Ministry of Sports, that sports diplomacy can be achieved as a result of the outputs of the sports sector, and among its most important components is the development of the sports environment, strengthening its governance, transferring it to professionalism, and constructing modern stadiums. Al-Buainain looked forward to the committee’s recommendation to develop the sports environment, with its comprehensive components, to strengthen its governance, to develop television transmission of matches, and to complete sports facilities. To be the base of outputs that fulfill the requirements of soft sports diplomacy.