National Conference On Upgrading Scientific Laboratories In Educational Institutions Conducted In Keren
As part of the efforts to promote the quality and efficiency of the educational system, a national conference regarding upgrading scientific laboratories in educational institutions was conducted from November 4 to 5 in Keren town.
Keren, 7 November 2010 – As part of the efforts to promote the quality and efficiency of the educational system, a national conference regarding upgrading scientific laboratories in educational institutions was conducted from November 4 to 5 in Keren town.
The conference, in which about 400 higher officials and experts participated was aimed at evaluating the current state of scientific laboratories, develop safe and sustainable laboratories, the role school administration in enhancing these laboratories, and related issues.
The Minister of Education, Mr. Semere Rusom, pointed out that one of the main targets of the undertaken pedagogy in the country is to nurture knowledge equipped, creative and innovative citizens. He said that the ministry has already commenced to setup laboratories in different schools so as to attain the set goals.
In the two-day conference, study papers were presented focusing on current situation of scientific laboratories in the country, demands of art laboratories and experience of lab technicians, among others.
Following extensive discussions, the participants of the conference adopted a number of recommendations and suggestions including the need to nurture skilled manpower in the field, equal distribution of laboratory equipments and encouragement for the formation of science clubs.
Speaking at the closing of the conference, the Director General of the General Education Department in the Education Ministry, Mr. Musa Naib, stated that the national conference highlighted the need to implement important programs. He reminded all regions to enhance their role paying heed to the content and message of the conference, and underlined that the Ministry would exert utmost efforts to realize the adopted recommendations.