The training workshop on “Building the Capacities of Teachers of Arabic to Non-Arabic Speakers and Developing their Language Skills” concluded its proceedings in Libreville, Republic of Gabon. The four-day event was held by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in cooperation with Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance, the Gabonese Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, and the Gabonese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture.
On the closing day, held yesterday 25 November 2021, Dr. Youssef Ismaili, ICESCO representative, moderated a model workshop, which was attended by Mr. Abdellah Sbihi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Republic of Gabon, Sheikh Ismael Oceni Usa, President of the Gabonese Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, and Mr. Moeti Mabika, Vice Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education in Gabon.
In his closing remarks, Dr. Ismaili stressed the need to promote cooperation and concerted efforts to address the challenges and obstacles facing the Gabonese institutions of teaching Arabic for non-Arabic speakers, noting that the Organization accords great interest to developing the work of these institutions as part of its new vision.
Mr. Sbihi, commended ICESCO’s efforts to promote Arabic and foster its status in non-Arabic speaking African countries, highlighting the remarkable relations between Gabon and Morocco.
Sheikh Ismael Oceni Usa, expressed his thanks and appreciation to ICESCO for holding this workshop for the benefit of Arabic teachers, expressing his hope for more activities targeting Arabic education teachers and inspectors, while Mr. Mabika talked about the significance of the language skills addressed in this workshop.
At the close of the workshop, participation certificates were distributed to the beneficiaries of this event, which brought together 25 educational officials and Arabic teachers from different parts of Gabon.