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Schools’ performance review report released

Bahrain News
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
GDN Online Desk

A REPORT detailing the latest reviews of public and private schools has been released.

The Education and Training Quality Authority has released its latest report about the third cycle of assessments, which began in April 2015 and has so far rated 179 of the 208 government schools that have been reviewed.

The school performance review cycle is the time period in which all public and private schools are assessed, and the current cycle runs for four years.

In the report, the authority has released the results of a review of 24 government schools, eight private schools and eight vocational training institutions.

Of the 24 government schools, six were rated as “excellent”, three were rated “good” and seven were rated “satisfactory”, while eight were deemed “inadequate”.

Of the eight private schools, five were rated “satisfactory” and three were “inadequate”.

The authority also reviewed vocational training institutions, of which two were rated as “excellent” and two others were rated “good”, while three institutions were “satisfactory” and only one was assessed as “inadequate”.

“The development of education systems is an urgent necessity that requires concerted efforts and unifying the visions of the highest quality educational and training practices in line with the requirements and developments of this sector,” said Education and Training Quality Authority board vice-president Kamal Ahmed, who is also Transportation and Telecommunications Minister.

“Improvement in quality of learning in all educational and training institutes in all stages happens through a culture of self-evaluation and its continual application through the development of practices and mechanisms of benchmarking for the effective performance of the institutions.”

During the review period, follow-up visits are also conducted based on the performance and progress of the educational institutions.

Since April 2015, the authority has completed the review of 179 public schools, 55 private schools and 88 vocational training institutions.