KUALA LUMPUR: The Saudi Arabian government has agreed to send over their teachers specialising in English, Mathematics and Science to Malaysia, for training to prepare for the 21st Century educational system.
The Education Ministry in a statement yesterday said an agreement was reached in a meeting between Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik and Saudi Arabia’s Education Minister Dr Hamad bin Mohammed Al Shaikh.
“Saudi teachers teaching these three subjects will be here to gain teaching experience. The meeting was held to exchange of ideas and get to know the capabilities of teachers of both countries.
“The Saudi government had also agreed to grant 300 scholarships to Malaysian undergraduates pursuing studies in the fields of science and technology,” the statement said.
Malaysia is confident that the cooperation is part of efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations.
Yesterday Maszlee was sent as a special envoy on behalf of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to meet with Saudi Arabia’s King, King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud to discuss issues affecting both countries including cooperation in education. – Bernama