The 22 Arab ministers who participated in the 11th Conference of the Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which concluded its events yesterday at the headquarters of Zayed University in Dubai in the presence of Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, promised to follow up and execute all the recommendations of the conference and including 16 invitations addressed to all the Arab countries to work according to such recommendations and make every effort towards implementing the same.
The Conference recommended inviting the Arab countries to adopt quality, information technology and communication assurance systems as basic factors of the modern higher education system; inviting the higher education institutions to attend to the Arabic language, one of the basic requirements to enhance the scientific and cultural personality of the researcher and the student. Support the concerned authorities to play this role and place the Arabic language among the constituents of the international information system while promoting its position as a research and study language; inviting the higher education institutions to expand in integrating new patterns of higher education and set binding controls and standards to guarantee the quality of such systems, benefit from the positive experiences of the new standardized European system related to higher education, qualify the Arab student and researcher to deal with the effects of globalization and the international changes and developments, where our communities positively participate in forming the age of globalization, in a way to preserve our Arab and Islamic cultural identity; inviting the Arab countries to prepare their own strategic plans related to higher education and scientific research and carry out the proper coordination among them and to benefit from the studies carried out by the organization in this regard, increase investments in higher education and scientific research, which contributes in guaranteeing good quality and providing opportunities of higher education for future generations, call upon the production and service institutions and the organizations of the civil society to participate in drafting higher education plans and managing the same and ; inviting the Arab organization to establish an information network linking the higher education institutions in the Arab countries. Nahyan: The Future of Arabs is related to Education Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan confirmed in statements to the press at the end of the final session of the Conference that the future of the Arabs is closely related to offering a useful and distinguished education in view of keeping pace with the developments in the world. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan further affirmed that it was agreed to follow up all the recommendations resulting from the Ministers’ meeting and implement the same at the level of the Arab nation. He also stated that every effort shall be made to implement the recommendations and bring benefit to the entire Arab nation.
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