Syria, AKU has been working with the Syrian government ministries since
2003 to strengthen nursing and teacher education. AKU has helped to
shape national policies in these areas and bring recognition to the need
for professional teaching and nursing standards in the country.
With the Syrian Ministry of Health, AKU
revised the nursing curriculum to focus on clinical practice,
comprehensive faculty development, infrastructure improvement and
increased teaching learning resources. This new curriculum has now been
implemented in 14 of the Ministry's nursing schools.
AKU-IED in Pakistan is working with teachers,
teacher educators, English Language Inspectors through the Syrian
Ministry of Education, Aga Khan Educational Services and the Aga Khan
Development Network Syria to develop institutional capacity to improve
the quality of education in the country. Discussions are also underway
with the Syrian Ministry of Education to establish a Professional
Development Centre in Damascus to ensure long term sustainability for
capacity development in education.