GEMS Education becomes first education company to partner with UNESCO
In March 2011, GEMS Education and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) entered into a teacher training partnership agreement to raise the standards of teaching in the developing world. GEMS Education is the first education company in the world to partner with UNESCO to improve teacher training.
The agreement reached between the two global leaders in education will give an impetus in lifting teacher effectiveness in classrooms, which will in turn raise the standards of education being delivered to students.
Through the agreement, both parties will also seek to co-fund interventions in specific countries to improve teacher effectiveness by designing teacher training programmes that promote, specifically, the advancement of girls in math, science and technology.
Irina Bokova, the Director General of UNESCO said: “The shortage of quality teachers globally is one the biggest challenges we face in achieving the goal of Education for All. Without quality teachers for all, there is no education for all. Under this new partnership with GEMS Education, which has over 50 years of experience, we will be aiming to take a giant leap towards closing the gap in the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom.”
Top educationists from the GEMS team will also provide strategic insight and exchange of expertise on teacher training and leadership development through a regular and structured dialogue with UNESCO.