The Education Ministers of SEAMEO Member Countries’ Visit to SEAQIS

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On 27 April 2016, the Education Ministers and the Education Ministry’s high officials of SEAMEO member countries have visited SEAQIS. The visit was one of a series of events of the 6th Annual Forum for High Officials of Basic Education held on 25-26 April 2016 and the 2nd Strategic Dialogue on Education Meeting held on 27-28 April 2016. The short visit was used by the delegates as the opportunity to know more about the activities of the six SEAMEO Centres in Indonesia.

There were several agendas carried out during the short visit to SEAQIS. One of them was a tree planting by the representatives of the SEAMEO member countries symbolizing a collaboration between the countries that will always grows and gives benefits to the surrounding.

The agenda was followed by an inscription signing by the Education Ministers as the memento of the visit as well as the gallery walk and exhibition of the SEAMEO Centres in Indonesia displaying the activities and programmes that have been conducted. The event was also attended by CDETEP in Science as the host institution for SEAMEO QITEP in Science.

It should be noted that Bandung was chosen as the host of the forum since it is the pioneer of Smart City programme. One of the programmes commenced, involving SEAMOLEC, SEAMEO QITEP in Science, and SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics, was an experiment of science and mathematics learning quality improvement by using social media for teachers and students.