The Regional Center for Quality and Excellence in Education organized a training program on “educational Indicators” in Tunisia under the auspicious of the Tunisian Minister of Education, Mr. Hatem bin Salem. The program was held in 15 January 2018 for three days and was attended by 30 officials of the Tunisian ministry of education.
H.E Dr. Husam Zaman, RCQE Director General, stated that the program targets planning and statistics staff in the Arab Ministries of Education to raise their awareness about the key role of education system indicators. The program focusses on how to build, measure, and analyze these indicators under the supervision of international experts.
Dr. Zaman pointed out that the program is provided for free to the Arab ministries of education and aims at enhancing the capacity of participants to define, analyze, interpret, and utilize education indicators in planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
RCQE Director General elaborated that the program provides an analysis framework contains the main used and required indicators to monitor and evaluate education policies. He also added that it aims at tailoring a practical tool to be used by relevant staff in the Arab ministries of education to critically analyze and discuss the evidence-based policies with their national counterparts and other partners.
In the same context, Mr. Mohamed Al-Weslaty, the head of Tunisian Education Diwan, inaugurated program sessions by welcoming the participants and expressed his gratitude to RCQE for organizing and supporting these capacity building programs. He as well expressed his appreciation to the Government of Saudi Arabia for hosting RCQE and supporting its valued projects and research.
On the other hand, Dr. Said Belqasha, the international expert, said that the program focusses on indicators of enrollment and participation, indicators of equity and equality, indicators of quality. He added that it addresses also criteria, sources, and quality of indicator data, and how to calculate and use key educational indicators and compare them with other educational systems.