Discuss the development of the educational system in Bahrain? What is the latest plan the country has for reforming the educating?
Education is one of the most important steps that takes countries to a better level, the more the education gets better, the more the country becomes a better place and Bahrain took a good care about it, offering all the needing for it.
In the beginning of the 20th century the only form of education in Bahrain was Quranic schools "Kuttab". They are traditional schools aimed at teaching children and youth the reading of the Holy Quran.
Many people of Bahrain had felt that this type of education did not fulfill the academic efficiency that match with the spirit of age. After the First World War, things have been changed and Bahrain became widely open upon the modern western renaissance. Political and social changes have occurred in the country that caused the rise of social and cultural awareness among people.
Due to all these, a demand for modern educational institutions different from" Kuttab" has appeared in terms of system, curricula and objectives.
Before 1919, a number of prominent citizens in Muharraq Island had discussed and agreed to establish a modern formal school. A number of the Shaikhs has endorsed this call and contributed for this project.
1919 marked the beginning of modern public school system in Bahrain. Al-Hidaya Al-Khalifia school for boys was opened at the northern tip of Muharraq. In 1926, the Education Committee has opened the second public school for boys at Manama. After nine years the first public school for girls was opened at Muharraq.
Due to the financial and administrative difficulty faces by the Education Committee, the schools came under the direct control of the government in 1930.
Since independence in 1971, Bahrain has built a modern education system with 188 schools and two universities, the University of Bahrain and the University of the Arabian Gulf.
In the 1986-87 academic years,...