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Abu-Ghazaleh signs Agreement with Razzaz, Donates 100 TAGITOPs to King Abdullah II Schools for Excellence

Date:2017-05-28 11:15:38

Special to TAG-IT News Agency
 
AMMAN – The Ministry of Education, and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) have signed an agreement to donate 100 TAGITOP computers to King Abdullah II Schools for Excellence. Ten TAGITOPs will be donated to each School to be used for learning purposes in the computer labs.
The agreement was signed by Minister of Education HE Dr. Omar Razzaz and TAG-Org Chairman HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh in the presence of the Ministry’s Secretary General for Administrative Affairs Mr. Sami Al Salaitah and a number of directors.
 
Razzaz underscored the significance of using technology in developing the educational process mainly in an era that witnesses a revolution in communications technology. Dissemination of knowledge depends on ICT, which necessitates the need to provide students with computers to motivate and encourage their creativity and innovation, Razzaz further elaborated. 
 
Dr. Razzaz expressed his appreciation for Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh and the Organization for their ongoing efforts in the field of CSR and their support to the educational institutions whether by donating computers or training teachers. 
 
The Minister pointed out that this agreement is the first step in a plan, which Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh pledged to accomplish. The plan incorporates the establishment of computer labs in different governorates throughout the Kingdom. 
 
On his part, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed the Organization’s readiness to cooperate with the Ministry affirming that this support is part of his duty and responsibility towards the country as a whole.
 
He also revealed that the Ministry has been implementing a set of creative ideas in the last few months which necessitate collective action and assistance to enable it achieve its goals for the benefit of the students and the country. 
 
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh also highlighted the importance of providing support to students who will become the future leaders of this country mainly in the field of knowledge education.
 
During the signing ceremony, the two sides discussed means of cooperation between the Quality in Education and Accountability Unit, recently founded at the Ministry, and the Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education  (AROQA) chaired by Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, as well as the mechanisms to develop teachers’ skills particularly in the field of English language proficiency.
 
TAGITOP is the first state-of-the-art Arab laptop designed and developed by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and manufactured at Samsung factories.
 
TAGITOP initiative aims at introducing an affordable top of the line laptop to every Arab citizen, in an effort to increase the level of computer literacy in the Arab region, bridge the digital gap, and build sufficient ICT skills and capacity to boost the economic standing of the region and steer it towards a knowledge-based and innovation driven society.