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Saudis learning the Singapore way of teaching

NIE's deal with education investment firm is its latest such overseas tie-up

Published on Apr 26, 2014 9:22 AM

School principals in Saudi Arabia are the latest among educators worldwide being taught the Singapore way of teaching.

Since last October, the National Institute of Education (NIE) has taken leadership trainers from the kingdom under its wing, training them in curriculum design, assessment as well as science, mathematics and special needs education, among other things.

The aim is to put about 480 of these trainers in Saudi Arabia through a two-week programme here by December. They will then impart what they have learnt to some 3,000 school principals back home.

The move is part of an agreement between the consultancy and training arm of NIE and Tatweer Education, a Saudi strategic investment company that focuses on education development.

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