Officials from the Ministry of Education and the British Council signing the Memorandum of Understanding to improve education in Yemen
Officials from the Ministry of Education and the British Council signing the Memorandum of Understanding to improve education in Yemen ©

British Council

On 22 January 2014 the British Council and the Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve the level of education in Yemen. The MOU was signed by the Minister of Education Dr. Abdulrazaq Al Ashwal and Paul Doubleday, Director of British Council Oman and Yemen.

Key aspects of the MOU:

  • To train and qualify English language teachers, improving their teaching capacity. This training programme will benefit more than 11,874 teachers
  • To emphasise the collaborative work between the Ministry and the British Council in supporting and designing new English Curricula for grades 4 to 12 and prepare teachers and inspectors on how to use the new subjects’ materials academically and technically
  • To focus on talented students and provide class activities that include poetry, novels and theatre and also a TV & Radio programme that aims to encourage and improve the learning and teaching of the English language.

According to Saba News agency the Minister said that “signing the MOU comes under the collaborative work between the two countries, mentioning the importance in broadening the learning of English as way to improve coexistence, peace and improve dialogue for building new civil society”.

Paul Doubleday, Director Oman and Yemen said “Signing the MOU will enhance in creating opportunities for future cooperation between the two countries".

For more information please contact Rajaa.Bazara@ye.britishcouncil.org.