Garnet Education, a UK-based leading developer of educational resources and a subsidiary of Tahseen Khayat Group (TKG), has signed a contract with the Iraqi Ministry of Education allowing Garnet to introduce an updated English curriculum for all Iraqi schools.
Effective this school year, the contract stipulates that English be taught starting the first grade and continued till senior year of high school. Previously, English education began in the third grade. The curriculum, entitled English for Iraq, will play a key role in supporting the education reforms being implemented by the Minister of Education and marks the beginning of a long-term relationship with the Iraqi government.
“This contract benefits generations of ambitious and inspired Iraqi children looking to build a future for themselves and their country. We are proud to play such an important role in the development of Iraq,” said Karim Khayat, TKG Group CEP, adding “The English language has become the international norm and is key to entering into the global economy. Garnet’s new curriculum has the ability to connect Iraqis with the rest of the world.”
English for Iraq comprises of course 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.