US, Iraq to Cooperate on Education in Iraq

On September 20, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iraq’s Ministry of Education, outlining a partnership to support Iraqi efforts to improve primary education, as called for under the U.S. – Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement.

The MOU was signed by the Minister of Education, Dr. Mohamed Ali Tameem, and the USAID Mission Director, Thomas Staal.

The U.S. Government is partnering with the Ministry of Education on several projects to advance the education reform agenda of the Government of Iraq (GOI). The GOI’s Partnership Committee approved funding to support these development activities with USAID earlier this year.

The MOU formalizes the collaborative working relationship between USAID and the Ministry of Education to co-finance projects that enhance the quality of primary education, strengthen school management, and improve teacher training.

(Source: US State Department)

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