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Shehayeb, US delegation tackle educational projects, cooperation prospects

Minister of Education and Higher Learning, Akram Shehayeb, met with the US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, accompanied by USAID Mission Director in Lebanon, Anne Patterson, with talks toucing on Lebanese-American cooperation in the educational field, namely the USAID-funded Elementary Education Improvement Project (Kitabi), which aims to increase access to education and improve learning outcomes.

Conferees also tackled the results of the R4R program funded by a US $ 1 million grant from the US Agency, and aiming to develop scientific research that supports decision-making and educational policies.

The Minister was briefed on future projects on improving the five-year formal learning outcomes, funded with a US $ 90 million grant.

Shehayeb thanked the United States for standing by Lebanon "in the most difficult of circumstances," especially by supporting the educational sector and the Ministry of Education's project to provide education to all students on Lebanese soil.

The US ambassador, in turn, stressed "continued cooperation with the Ministry of Education in all that serves the development of education and the improvement of learning outcomes, while raising the level of performance of public schools."

Source: National News Agency

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