Ministry of Education and UNICEF hold training program on measuring quality of education
21 June 2014, Tehran – A five-day training program on measuring the quality of education, organized jointly by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the UNICEF Iran Country Office, was officially launched in Tehran with the presence of senior officials from the government and the heads of UN agencies in Iran.
In this ceremony, Mr. Mehdi Navid Adham, Secretary General of the Higher Council of Education, expanded on ways in which the Iranian education system could be improved and hoped the program would contribute towards enhancing the institutional capacity of the MOE in improving measurement systems for quality education. Among other senior officials from the Ministry of Education who made remarks at the opening ceremony was the Deputy Minister for Pre-Primary and Primary Education, Mr. Mohammad Deymehvar, and the Director General of Pre-school education, Dr. Rokhsareh Fazli.
Meanwhile, the UNICEF Representative in Iran, Dr. Mohamed El Munir Safieldin, acknowledged the many improvements Iran has made in its Education system since the Islamic Revolution. He also stated that UNICEF is pleased to see universal access to education in Iran and Iran’s commitment to educate more than 300,000 Afghan and Iraqi refugee children. Dr. Safieldin expressed that UNICEF is committed to support the Ministry of Education and the people of Iran in fostering the highest quality of education for all children.
The week-long training program, facilitated by experts from the UK-based “Education for Change,” is a first step in a long-term program for enhancing the quality of Education for all Children in Iran.