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Revision of Bahrainís Commercial Education Curriculum

Bahrain, a rapidly expanding financial and business centre, needs to prepare more young people for work in banks and private sector enterprises by introducing technology-based courses for 16-18 year olds.

Within the framework of a self-benefiting Funds-in-Trust agreement that Bahrainís Education Ministry has established with UNESCO to strengthen its technical and vocational education programme, UNESCO has provided technical assistance to renew the countryís commercial education curriculum at the higher secondary level.

The new curriculum brings Bahrainís commercial education resource material to parity with international standards. Innovations include emphasis on information and communication technologies, 50% of contact time being devoted to hands-on training in the labour market and entrepreneurship to encourage the young to seek work in the private sector as well as to explore possibilities of launching their own businesses.

UNESCO will continue to work closely with Bahrain during the forthcoming teacher training and course monitoring stages of the programme.



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