ICESCO Educational Center in Malaysia organized a training session on “use of electronic assessment tools for measuring the performance of Arabic language students,” at Kedah Darul Aman, North of Malaysia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, Selangor International Islamic University College, and the International Islamic University Malaysia. The training started yesterday, March 28, 2021, face-to-face and through videoconference.
Mr. Adel Bouraoui, Adviser to ICESCO Director-General (DG) for External Centers and University Chairs on Arabic Language, represented ICESCO at the opening ceremony, which saw the participation of Mr. Muhammad Fawzi Abdul, representative of the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, and Dr. Abdul Razeq bin Zaini, Director of ICESCO Educational Center in Malaysia.
Mr. Bouraoui reviewed the orientations and efforts of ICESCO in supporting the comprehensive use of educational systems in the Member States, including educational technology and the digital software and products developed for educational purposes. He also commended the intensive participation of female teachers in the session and underscored the important roles that Malaysian women play in spreading and developing Arabic language skills among young people. Mr. Bouraoui also recalled ICESCO’s proclamation of 2021 as the Year for Women through the launch of several initiatives and programmes to highlight the roles of women in various fields and promote their position.
The training session brings together 76 participants from among Arabic language teachers in the States of Kedah, Penang Island, Perak and Perlis (North of Malaysia), including 45 attendees and 31 participants through videoconference. Over two days, they will benefit from three workshops on “Computer-assisted educational assessment,” “Electronic assessment tools for measuring students’ reading skills,” and “Methods for assessing writing skills through technology.”
Dr. Muhammad Sabri bin Shahrir, lecturer at the International Islamic University in Malaysia, moderates the training session while Dr. Abdul Razeq bin Zaini, Director of ICESCO Educational Center in Malaysia, oversees its organizational aspects, in coordination with ICESCO Center of Arabic Language for Non-Arabic Speakers.