Outcomes to the needs of Arab labor market
Al-Humoud stresses 'qualitative' shift in adequacy of open & distant learning
Prof. Moudi Al-Humoud, President of Arab Open University (AOU), stressed on the importance of making a qualitative shift in formulating and adopting measurement criteria for adequacy of Open and Distant learning outcomes to the needs of Arab labour markets after this type of learning has become an international demand in the light of international development and social, human and economic needs of individuals, communities and countries, including the Arab countries.
This came in a speech delivered by Al-Humoud upon opening the Coordination Meeting of Open and Distant Learning institutions, which was organised by Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO) and hosted by the Arab Open University in Amman, Jordan, during 5-7 April. This meeting came to implement the recommendations of the 14th Arab Education Ministers conference, held in Riyad in 2014. That conference recommended to organise this meeting to reach adopting joint criteria and mechanisms of academic qualification in the Arab world.
Al-Humoud pointed to the role played by Open and Distant learning institutions in supplying their communities with high-quality and diverse outcomes that contribute to supporting programmes of strategic plans of development in their countries and social and economic tracks in the whole world countries, in particular the labour markets of developing countries.