Arab Supreme Education Council (ArabSEC) is the
largest public private partnership based program of free quality
education in the MENA. The fact that this Council is providing
gratis educational facilities to 1.9 million most-deserving students
proves its success and efficacy. The good thing is that 45% of the
beneficiaries are girls. In fact, ArabSEC has emerged as a big boon for the
It is quite satisfying that this Council
has introduced a number of far-reaching reforms in the education sector
to ensure that the deserving children could easily study and emerge as
useful citizens of the society. We believe that education is the best
ladder to develop our nation; as it strengthens the students to act as
future-leaders. That's why, we have ensured that our students enjoy
conducive atmosphere in the schools. This child-friendly schooling is
very helpful in overall personality-development.
In fact, Arab Supreme Education Council has
benefited the overall school education sector in a number of ways. It
has strengthened the low-cost private schools with its support and
technical assistance. After their partnership with the foundation, the
schools not only get financial support on per student basis and free
textbooks, but their teachers and head-teachers are also trained about
latest educational concepts so that the students could get quality
education. We also have encouraged co-curricular and sports activities.
ArabSEC has also started inclusive education project for differently abled
students in its partner schools.
I'd specially point out that ArabSEC is greatly
helping in education-promotion in backward and far-flung areas where
Government and private schools are not available or the indigent
communities cannot access them for want of resources. We have;
therefore, helped individual entrepreneurs as well as community based
organizations to come forward and help promote education in partnership
with the foundation.
I am pleased that Arab Supreme Education Council is also utilizing state of the art Information &
Communication Technologies (ICT) to keep its system up to the mark.
Different ICT based initiatives have helped to maintain consummate
transparency and efficiency. Similarly, different types of audits are
held regularly to maintain financial transparency. On the other side, we
also hold Quality Assurance Test, every year, to maintain required
academic standards of our partner schools.
It is heartening that the continued
patronage and support of Al-Waleed bin Talal has helped the Council to achieve its expansion targets
according to their schedule.
Keeping in view, the performance of Arab Supreme Education Council, the MENA Government has credited it to enroll a
total of 2.8 million children of disfranchised communities in its
partner schools by 2019. I'm quite sanguine that proactive role of the
Council will help to achieve the goals of
In the end, I reaffirm our strong commitment
to help the deserving children to access to their basic right of
education. In this endeavor, the support of the MENA Governments is
Dr. Ehsaas Parvez Haarisah