Education and training ‘are key to meet goals of development’

DEPUTY Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa has stressed the importance of constantly developing the methods of education and training so as to cope with the goals of the comprehensive development process, which will benefit national competencies.

Shaikh Khalid indicated that methods should keep abreast of the most up-to-date trends and the best practices in the field of public administration in order to enable the public and private sectors to work in accordance with a unified institutional system, based on enhancing outputs and improving the quality of productivity, by linking training and professional development with career promotion and development of leadership skills, which will boost the national economy and achieve the kingdom’s development aspirations.

The Deputy Premier made the statements while chairing the second meeting of the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) board of directors.

Shaikh Khalid and the board members congratulated Shaikh Duaij bin Salman bin Duaij Al Khalifa on the issuance of a royal decree, appointing him as President of the Civil Services Bureau (CSB). They also welcomed him to the BIPA board.

They also commended the efforts exerted by Ahmed Al Zayed to develop the civil service sector throughout his presidency of the CSB and membership of BIPA board.

During the meeting, Cabinet Affairs Minister Hamad Al Malki was elected as deputy chairman of the BIPA board.

The panel also approved BIPA’s annual plan for 2024, following the presentation of BIPA director-general Dr Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Duaij Al Khalifa.

It also reviewed BIPA’s annual training plan with CSB to determine the training needs of various government entities.

The board also reviewed BIPA’s co-operation with the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) in “Kheberat” programme, which aims to empower young Bahraini job seekers by developing their learning skills and providing them with practical experience through on-the-job training in private sector institutions.

The Deputy Premier and board members, including ministers and officials, inspected the leadership programmes currently implemented by BIPA for public and private sector employees.

While meeting the trainees, Shaikh Khalid asserted that the support enjoyed by BIPA and the institutional confidence in its outputs have expanded its work to include the affiliates of the public and private sectors, both in Bahrain and abroad.

The trainees expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Deputy Prime Minister for encouraging them, which, they said, reflects the interest of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in human resources and the kingdom’s national competencies so as to contribute effectively and positively to the kingdom’s development process.

They also affirmed that they had benefited from BIPA’s programmes, which developed their skills and capabilities, commensurate with their professional needs.




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