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Tahseen Khayat inks educational deal in Iraq
New English curriculum in all schools and levels
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Garnet Education, a UK-based leading developer of educational resources and subsidiary of the Tahseen Khayat Group (TKG), signed a contract with the Iraqi Ministry of Education to introduce an updated English curriculum for all Iraqi schools.

The contract stipulates that English will be taught starting from the first grade until the senior year of high school. Previously, English education began in the third grade.

The curriculum will play a key role in supporting education reforms by the Minister of Education, and marks the beginning of a long-term relationship with the Iraqi government.

Karim Khayat, TKG Group CEO, said that Garnet’s new curriculum has the ability to connect Iraqis with the rest of the world. “The English language has become the international norm and is key to entering the global economy.”

The ‘English for Iraq’ curriculum comprises books, workbooks, teacher books, teacher resources, and audio resources. Garnet has also been providing a full program of teacher training to ensure that the language pedagogy is implemented as effectively as possible.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
Date Posted: Nov 26, 2013
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