The Teacher’s Creativity Center in cooperation with the University of Gaza held a workshop on "The Role of Institutions of Higher Education in Achieving the Fourth Goal of Sustainable Development" at the University of Gaza.
The workshop was attended by Prof. Suhail Diab, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Hamdyat, dean of the Faculty of Education and Mr. Refat Hamdiya form the Teacher’s Creativity Center. The workshop came within the week of the Global Campaign for Education, April 29, 2017
The workshop started with Dr. Mahmoud Al-Hamdyat’s welcoming speech, referring to the activities provided by the university and its role in community issues and the extent of its cooperation and participation to the NGOs to activate the leading role of education in the Gaza Strip.
"The Global Camapgin for Education is being implemented every year in parallel with 120 countries worldwide and has a renewed goal each year. The goal of this year's Global Education Campaign is the sustainable development goal number 4 (SDG4), which aims at ensuring universal and equitable education for all and promoting lifelong learning opportunities, with the slogan" Defend education, Time to Act.”
Hamdiya discussed the role of universities in pushing this goal and working to ensure a good education and stressed that this shall commensurate with the general needs and the extent of suitability and matching of disciplines with the labor market and quality.
In this context, Prof. Suhail Diab, Vice President for Academic Affairs, explained the importance of sustainable development and its objectives, especially the fourth goal which comes this year as a goal of the Global Campaign for Education and its relevance to the role of institutions of higher education for sustainable development objectives.
Dr. Diab highlighted the importance of scientific research on the process of achieving this development, supporting and developing this research and working towards its implementation. He pointed out the role played by UNESCO in the educational process in the world and the establishment of laws and regulations that guarantee the right for everyone to have education and protect this right too.