Today, Thursday, the Iraqi Ministry of Education announced that it had achieved a scientific achievement recorded for the first time in the country's history by participating in international science and mathematics exams scheduled to be launched in 2023.
The ministry said in a statement, received by the "National News Center", that "Iraq, represented by the Ministry of Education, signed today an agreement to participate in the TIMSS International Trends in Science and Mathematics tests conducted by the International Commission for the Evaluation of Educational Achievements, headquartered in The Hague / Netherlands."
The statement added that "the signing ceremony took place at the headquarters of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in The Hague, in the presence of the Iraqi ambassador, Hassan Al-Alawi, and the Iraqi side was represented by the Undersecretary for Scientific Affairs, Adel Al-Busaisi, Raad Khalaf Attia / Director of Institutional Development and Government Coordination, and Firas Mohammed Hassan, Director of Cultural Exchange, And Imad Khader Abbas, director of exams, while Andrea Nitin, director of the international body, Derek and David Hasten, attended.
And he indicated that "the agreement will enable Iraq to participate in a copy of the tests that will be conducted in 2023 for fourth-grade students in the two subjects (science and mathematics)."
For his part, Minister of Education Ali Hamid al-Dulaimi said, according to the statement, that “Iraq registered for the first time in its history to participate in international tests that will reveal Iraq’s educational position on the global educational map, which will hopefully contribute to improving the quality of education provided to our students and increasing their abilities to international competition.
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