AMMAN - The Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA) and the Zero Point Foundation for Education Economics and School Development, signed an agreement for cooperation and joint marketing for the benefit of national (public) and international schools systems and programs.
Commenting on the importance of the agreement, HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, AROQA chairman, stated that the agreement benefits national and foreign schools. Accordingly, the Organization will be able to provide training and school accreditation services to educational institutions that cooperate and partner with Zero Point Foundation, he said.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh added that the Organization seeks to develop and improve the educational level of institutions in the Arab world to keep up with the professional and technological development and changes according to the highest standards, and in line with the development in the world of knowledge, which strongly embraces digital cognitive learning.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Yaser Al Nadi, AROQA Executive Director, and Dr. Imad Khader, Founder and General Director of Zero Point Foundation.
For his part, Dr. Khader expressed his pride in collaborating with AROQA and his particular gratitude to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, pointing out that the Foundation seeks, through this agreement, to spread the culture of quality and capacity building in cooperation with an organization that is specialized in providing quality assurance, accreditation, consulting and capacity-building services in education.
He also noted that the Foundation aims not to only establish, manage, develop, and re-empower private schools, but also to introduce educational investment projects that generate alternative revenues for schools.
According to the agreement, Zero Point Foundation will offer its services to schools of national and foreign systems in various areas includingeducational planning and educational economics to improve performance and reduce costs for under-construction, new and existing schools. That is in addition to providing consulting services and proposals for educational programs and projects that would generate alternative income and resources, not to mention to prepare schools to apply e-learning and distance education systems.
The two parties also agreed on establishing, operating, developing and enabling the educational institutions that need such services by Zero Point Foundation.
The Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA) is an international non-for-profit independent association established in Belgium in 2007 with the fundamental objective of raising the quality of higher education in general with a special focus on the Arab world.
Zero Point Foundation is a private foundation established in Jordan in 2008 with the aim of becoming an effective tool in helping educational institutions achieve knowledge economy based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with the assistance of qualified Arab educational academics.