Education, HR & Training

British Council signs agreement with Jazan University

Jazan University, represented by the English Language Institute, has signed a cooperation agreement with the British Council in the presence of the University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr Hassan bin Abdullah Ishaq. 
The Dean of the English Language Institute, Dr Sami Hamdi, explained that the agreement includes a professional development programme for faculty members at the institute to train them on strategies for teaching English and help qualify students to take the IELTS tests.
He added that this agreement was possible due to the efforts and support of the President of the University, Prof Mar’ei bin Hussein Al-Qahtani, and targets the University’s employees, including students and faculty members, and allows them to test at the IELTS centre and obtain recognised certificates. 
Language skills
He pointed out that this agreement with the British Council is to accredit the English Language Institute as an authorised centre for the IELTS exam is a step forward which would also contribute towards enhancing the language skills of the University's employees.
On behalf of the British Council, Michael King, Director Examinations and Assessment KSA, Kuwait and Bahrain stated: “The accreditation of Jazan University as a British Council IELTS registration centre is an exceptional addition to the list of licensed centres in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The partnership is an important step that reflects the British Council's commitment to continue supporting the country's higher education institutions.”-- TradeArabia News Service