At an event in Tripoli, Expertise France, the Ministry of Education, and the General Information Authority launched a digital platform providing interactive and practical tech education in six public schools across Libya.
The new platform (called ”Taa”) is part of efforts to digitalise education in Libya and will soon be introduced in selected primary schools in Tripoli, Janzour, Zliten, Benghazi, Sebha, and Misrata as a pilot project set to commence in December 2023.
A Libyan private company specializing in tech and educational solutions, has been entrusted with developing this platform. It aims to offer an easy-to-use digital tool adapted to the primary school curriculum. The platform’s launch is part of the Raqameyon project, funded by the French Government and implemented by Expertise France in cooperation with the Libyan government. The overarching goal of this project is to support Libya’s digital transition by contributing to job market diversification, focusing on the digital economy.
Abdel Salam Al-Saghir, Advisor to the Minister of Education in Libya, said: “We are pleased to partner with Expertise France to launch this promising educational platform, which we hope will contribute to the process of digital transformation in Libya. Digital transformation has become an inevitable necessity and must start from the youth.”
In preparation for the platform’s launch, a two-week training session will be conducted for two teachers from each selected school. They will be equipped with the skills to utilise the new digital curriculum and leverage the platform’s features for an enhanced learning experience for their students. Several Ministry of Education staff members will also undergo training to ensure the sustainability of this initiative.
Mostafa Mihraje, Ambassador of France in Libya, declared, “We are proud to collaborate with the Ministry of Education in launching this ground-breaking digital education platform, marking a pivotal step toward advancing digitalisation in Libya. The young generations stand as a linchpin to the nation’s progress and evolution; furnishing them with top-notch education and essential digital skills stands as a cornerstone for Libya’s forthcoming prosperity.”
” In 10 years, our children will be working in jobs that do not exist in this form today. This ever-changing world requires continuously providing students with skills and insights to keep up with emerging technologies and gain essential digital knowledge to support their future. Expertise France is thrilled to be launching this platform today with our Libyan partners to contribute to the development of Libya’s digital education system and prepare the Libyan students for the challenges and opportunities ahead.” said Julien Schmitt, Country Representative and Programmes Director at Expertise France in Libya.
By introducing this digital education platform into public schools in Libya, the project partners aspire to innovate and modernise the education system, setting a model to replicate in more schools. The aim is to foster creativity, develop students’ concrete and basic technical skills, encourage their problem-solving capabilities, and create digitally equipped future generations across Libya.