Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) discussed with Mr. Dah Ould Sidi Ould Amar Taleb, Minister of Islamic Affairs and Traditional Education of Mauritania, the promotion of cooperation between the two parties in education, science and culture.
During this meeting held at ISESCO headquarters, Dr. AlMalik and Mr. Taleb agreed to boost support for ISESCO Regional Educational Center for the Promotion of Traditional Education in Nouakchott, cooperate in establishing the Institute of Training Imams and Preachers, conduct studies on the development of ‘Mahdras’ (traditional Quranic schools) and publicize their objectives, working mechanisms and impact at the educational, scientific and cultural levels.
For the record, ISESCO Educational Center in Nouakchott was established under an agreement signed on 22 October 2014 between ISESCO and the Mauritanian Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Traditional Education. The Centre started operating in July 2017 with the first 9 month-long educational training session for traditional education teachers in Mauritania.
The Centre’s continuous training programmes aim to provide trainees with the necessary educational and methodological skills to plan, schedule, implement and assess the educational activities, and strengthen ties between trainees and the Islamic values and Arabic culture, and ensure openness to contemporary culture through the adopted educational curriculum.