Asmara — A delegation from the Ministry of Education comprising senior officials headed by Minister Semere Russom conducted a working visit to Sudan from March 7 to 21. During its stay, the delegation held talks with various senior officials of the Sudanese Education Ministry on enhancing the existing relations in the domains of education and culture, besides sharing experience on the provision of educational opportunities to youths who failed to attend classes at the right age due to nomadic pattern of living.
Also in a meeting with the Sudanese Education Minister, Dr. Hamid
Ibrahim, the delegation pointed out that the Eritrean government is
giving top priority to the task of ensuring educational opportunities in
remote areas of the country. It further indicated that 64 schools have
been constructed with a special aim of providing educational
opportunities to youths who failed to enroll in school at the right age
due to nomadic life style.
Following discussion on the tasks that need to be accomplished on a
priority basis, the Sudanese Ministry of Education expressed readiness
to foster cooperation in the development of the Arabic and English
languages, as well as upgrading curriculum.
The delegation that began its tour in Kassala zone visited a number
of schools in various Sudanese towns, as well as the curriculum
development institute, Beket A'Ruda.
Also in the course of the tour, the delegation visited historical
places in Al-Ubeid town in morthern Sudan, besides exchanging views with
the heads of the country's teachers association.
Meanwhile, the delegation from the Eritrean Education Ministry
conducted discussion with the respective Sudanese officials on the
objective situation in the Homeland. The Sudanese officials lauded the
Eritrean government's role in promoting peace and stability in the
region in general and the Sudan in particular.