On June 14th, the “Solidarity against Covid-19 for Sustainable Education” signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ClassIn, The Arab League Education, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, specifically the Nouakchott Region, was held successfully online.
Taking another concrete step toward ensuring learning continuity in emergencies and promoting education innovation in the Arab region, the event was graced by the presence of distinguished participants, namely: Mrs. Fatma Abd Malik, Head of the Nouakchott Region of Mauritania, Mr. Mohamed Melainine Ould Eyih, Minister of Education of Mauritania, ALECSO General Director Mohamed Ould Amar, ICT Director of ALECSO Mr. Mohamed Jemni, ClassIn Founder and CEO Mr. Song Junbo, ClassIn President Mrs. Wang Xiudong, as well as Mr. Liu Limin, President of China Education Association for International Exchange.
Prompt EdTech Solution for Education Sustainability
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown measures, thousands of students in Mauritania, especially those who have final national exams, are struggling with severe education disruption and major difficulties in finishing their degrees. “Countrywide implementation of ClassIn directly provides those who are graduating with convenience and overall helps students better understand and acquire new knowledge,” said Mrs. Fatma Abd Malik, Head of the Nouakchott Region, the capital of Mauritania.
Mohamed Melainine Ould Eyih, Education Minister of Mauritania, expressed a similar opinion about the importance of this partnership for the future of education in the country – “This collaboration will bring great progress and development to education in Mauritania, as well as better quality learning for all students.”
Bearing the mission of closing the digital gap and advancing education continuity, ClassIn pledged to offer free access to its professionally designed e-learning technologies for ALECSO and all educational institutions in the Arab countries throughout the school year. In addition to waiving the costs for access to remote learning tools, the EdTech platform has committed to providing training for teachers and instructors and offering technical support as needed.
The MoU as Part of Larger-Scale Initiatives
Mr. Mohamed Ould Amar, General Director of ALECSO, pointed out that education continuity is highly important within the framework of emergencies. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, ALECSO has launched substantial initiatives, including the Distance Education Initiative, in hopes of contributing to the sustainability of educational systems in the Arab countries and regions. And the agreement on a partnership between ALECSO and ClassIn marks an important step toward fulfilling the Initiative,” he stated.
President of China Education Association for International Exchange and former Vice Minister of Education, Liu Limin, valued the continuous efforts of ClassIn to promote education innovation globally. “Advanced technologies of ClassIn not only ensure high-quality virtual education during exceptional times, but the innovative tools also propel the development of future education and learning methods…they will certainly be of assistance to teachers and students in Mauritania and the Middle East.”
Education Technologies Backed by Proven Learning Results
Far from being a pandemic product that was rushed to the market, ClassIn has developed education-specific affordances and accrued years of experience in implementing its tools at established educational institutions. For instance, almost all schools in China have had one semester of entirely virtual education relying on ClassIn’s systematic digital solutions that speak to every step of the learning process. Instead of considering remote learning as a makeshift alternative, teachers, students, parents as well as education scholars in China report learning results of ClassIn-enabled online education as satisfying and effective as that of in-person learning.
In his keynote speech, ClassIn Founder and CEO Song Junbo highlighted that “The development of education technology makes it possible for the revolution and innovation of teaching methods, organizing approaches, and learning ideologies…It is with great honor that ClassIn can achieve collaboration with Mauritania and ALECSO. I believe students of Mauritania will benefit from new and high-quality learning methods as a result of this partnership.”
Holding the key to the future of education, leading education technologies should not and will not cater only to the selected few. The successful signing of the MoU marks concrete efforts of facilitating education equity on a global scale as ClassIn sustains learning continuity in Mauritania and more Arab countries.
About ClassIn: https://www.classin.com/en/
Télévision de Mauritanie Evening News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwwCcpnRzJk
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