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2-8-2015

H.E. Dr. Sabri Saydam has taken over the portfolio of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education from the former minister Dr. Khawla Shakhshir.

The transitional meeting between the former and new ministers was attended by the Deputy Minister Mr. Mohammed Abu Zeid, Assistant Deputies, Directors General, minister's advisors, directors of units and a large crowd of ministry staff.

During the meeting, Dr. Shakhshir briefed Dr. Saidam on the ministry's programs and plans of development, as well as the strategic policies for supporting general and higher education in Palestine. Dr. Shakhshir expressed her wishes of all success to Dr. Saidam. She stressed the need to build on the accumulated achievements made by ministry members. Dr. Shakhshir ensured that only by team work the MoE can advance the educational process and provide the best service for our students at schools and universities.

In turn, Dr. Saidam, through his speech, stressed the need for promoting technology in education and confirmed the need for an urgent transition to a modern educational system based on curricula reform, well-chosen programs for Higher Education, and more importantly taking advantage of the best available trends in the developed countries. Dr. Saidam also commended Dr. Shakhshir's efforts in supporting the educational sector, and improving the quality of teaching and learning.