Japan, UNESCO to support Educational TV Channel in Iraq

The Government of Japan and UNESCO sign agreement to support the Ministry of Education's TV channel

The agreement to commence the project "Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on Education through distance learning in Iraq" (about 600,000 USD) was exchanged between Mr. Nakagawa Shu (pictured), Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Iraq, and UNESCO Senior Project Officer, Sae Osawa, on Thursday 4th of March 2021.

The project is for UNESCO to continue its support to the Ministry of Education (MoE) in delivering distance learning through its Education TV channel that aims to reach more than 6.3 million primary school children and other children who do not have access to education throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the closure of schools since the end of February 2020, UNESCO is building upon its previous assistance to the MoE's TV channel, by supporting the production of television-based lectures for all subjects for grades 1-6 and the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) through this project.

Japan has long been a valued donor to UNESCO in Iraq. In 2019, the Government of Japan supported the project "Voices of the children of Old Mosul: the rehabilitation and management of primary schools in historic urban context emerging from conflict", and in 2020 the project "Job creation for youth in Mosul - a centre of vocational excellence in construction skills supporting labour market outcomes".

(Source: UNDP)

2 Responses to Japan, UNESCO to support Educational TV Channel in Iraq

  1. Husain Al-chalabi 8th March 2021 at 14:38 #

    I am grateful and appreciative of the effort of the Japanese Government to support and implement the project "Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on Education through distance learning in Iraq". Education of the young generation is the future of Iraq and nothing is more crating a skilled Human Resource that leads to the prosperity of Iraq.

    With the same breath, I am embarrassed to see such "concern and action" was not initiated by the Iraqi authorities.

  2. Husain Al-chalabi 8th March 2021 at 14:41 #

    correction:-

    Education of the young generation is the future of Iraq and nothing is more important than creating a skilled Human Resource that leads to the prosperity of Iraq.

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