Baku hosts conference of Muslim countries’ ministers of science and education

Baku hosts conference of Muslim countries’ ministers of science and education
# 06 October 2008 11:01 (UTC +04:00)
APA reports that the conference is organized by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Education and Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). Azerbaijan’s Education Minister Misir Mardanov addressing the event said over 200 representatives from 41 countries participated in the three-day conference. Head of Humanitarian Policy Department of the President’s Office Fatma Abdullazadeh read out President Ilham Aliyev’s letter to the participants. ISESCO Director General Abdulaziz bin Osman Al Twaijri said the achievements of the Islamic countries were based on localization of knowledge and improvement of national curricula in the higher schools. Abdulaziz bin Osman Al Twaijri considers that the development of higher education system can play an important role in reducing poverty.

Malaysia’s Minister of Higher Education Khalig Al-Nur noted that Organization of Islamic Conference assisted Muslim countries in realizing very important initiatives, gave impetus to the prevention of brain drain and development of bio- and nano-technologies.
“In order to achieve sustainable development in Islamic countries higher education opportunities should be extended and the role of women and human capital should be appreciated,” he said.

OIC Assistant Secretary General Ali Akbar Sail regretfully underlined that brain drain still continued in Muslim countries. He said mentality should be changed, attitude toward higher education should be reviewed and attention should be paid to the technologies.

Following the opening ceremony ISESCO’s awards on strengthening higher education potential were presented.


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