In the presence of the Minister Ola Awad, the head of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Prof. Dr. Saleh Abu Osbaa, the President of the University, his deputies and deans of colleges and scientific centers, the Center for Measurement and Evaluation at Al-Istiqlal University in cooperation with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics concluded the statistical analysis course "SPSS" for about (25) members of the teaching staff from all the faculties of the University, on Sunday 7th of April 2019.
Prof. Dr. Abu Osbaa received Minister Ola Awad and the accompanying delegation in his office, praising the permanent cooperation between the University and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics in supporting the course of the statistical analysis, calling for the need of continued collaboration in future for serving the society and highlighting its issues.
In his speech at the event Prof. Dr. Abu Osbaa stressed the importance of the course to the faculties of Humanities and Administrative Sciences, hoping that the outputs of the course will useful for the researchers and in analyzing the numbers according to the correct scientific method by turning the numbers into data.
For her part, Minister Ola Awad thanked Al-Istiqlal University represented by its president Prof. Dr. Abu Osbaa, expressing her pride in the joint cooperation. Also, she provided a definition of the statistical analysis, its importance, its international development and the Palestinian keeping pace with the requirements, hoping that the training course will be positive tool in the field of scientific research by giving the statistical number its true value.
Moreover, the Director of the Center for Measurement and Evaluation at Al-Istiqlal University, gave a brief explanation about the statistical analysis course "SPSS" and its overall goal in enhancing the ability of the employees at the University to meet the strategic plan, thanking the trainer of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Mr. Musab Abu Baker for his efforts in the session.
At the end of the course, the President of the University and the President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics presented certificates of participation and appreciation for (20) participants in the training course, from the Faculties of Humanities and Administrative Sciences and the Academic, Military and Administrative Departments.
It is noteworthy to mention that Statistical Analysis Course (SPSS) was held for three weeks with 25 training hours as an implementation of a bilateral cooperative agreement between Al-Istiqlal University and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), signed in 2016.