Education Ministry gives top priority to Arabic language

Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Education Minister, has affirmed that the Ministry places the Arabic language among its top priorities, teaching it to students effectively, and making them love it through various educational means.

He indicated that the Education Ministry has allocated weekly classes for teaching and reciting the Holy Quran for first-year students, as it is the best way to enhance students’ mastery of Arabic, the language of the Holy Quran.

Dr. Juma made the statements marking the World Arabic Language Day, celebrated by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) every year on 18 December to raise awareness about its standing and development throughout history.

He pointed out that the theme of this year’s World Arabic Language Day, “Arabic – the Language of Poetry and Arts” is living proof of the rich contributions of Arabic to the world’s cultural and literary heritage.

He unveiled that the Education Ministry will celebrate the World Arabic Language Day 2023 during the final ceremony of the 5th edition of the Arab Language competitions for schools, in partnership with the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS).

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