HE Maj. Gen. Dr. Tawfiq Al-Tirawi, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Istiqlal University, received Dr. Basem Erekat, the Director-General of the Palestinian Ministry of Education, and the delegation accompanied him, in the presence of Prof. Dr. Hamdan Taha, the Deputy for Academic Affairs, Dr. Rajaa Sweidan, the Deputy for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Dr. Suhail Abu Shosha, the Dean of the College of Humanities, and many Academics of the Educational Guidance Forum, inside the campus, on Monday 3rd of February 2020.
Maj. Gen. Dr. Al- Tirawi welcomed the attendees, stressing that Al-Istiqlal University is an integral part with the Palestinian institutions, welcoming the activities of the Ministry of Education, and the University’s readiness to meet all the needs of the other institutions, praising the efforts of the responsible people for the educational guidance conference.
For his part, Dr. Erekat expressed his happiness with the success of the conference, thanking Maj. Gen. Dr. Al-Tirawi for his efforts in building the edifice of Al-Istiqlal University, praising the efforts of the University’s Academics for their research papers which were presented through their participation in the conference, wishing to hold periodic meetings between the University and the Ministry to discuss and enhance the cooperation in the various fields.
Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Taha praised the efforts of the Ministry of Education in conducting the educational guidance forum, wishing to enhance the partnership with Al-Istiqlal University, pointing out the importance of promoting the human values and tolerance to reduce the manifestations and forms of violence in society, praising the attendance of the students’ families to the forum to be aware of their responsibilities toward their children to contribute in reducing the phenomena of violence.
Moreover, Dr. Sweidan stressed the importance of implementing and working by the recommendations which were presented in the conference and the need to share it with the other institutions, besides following it up by the specialists and creating the specialization of education at Al-Istiqlal University.
At the end of the event, Dr. Erekat and the delegation accompanied him, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, gave shields of appreciation to HE Maj. Gen. Dr. Tawfiq Al-Tirawi, the Deputies for Academic, Administrative and Financial Affairs, the Dean of the College of Humanities and the Academics who participated in the Educational Guidance Forum.
It is noteworthy to mention that Kamal Boutros Nasser College of Humanities at Al-Istiqlal University participated in research papers in the first and second sessions of the Educational Guidance Forum entitled "School Violence Causes and Solutions".