Support of quality of high education in Socotra province
- Identification number: 22/2015/10
- Total anticipated budget: 2 000 000 CZK
- Implementation period: 2015 - 2016
- Project location: Other
- Grant, public tender and budgetary measure within the project:
Grant: Support of quality of high education in Socotra province
Implementation period: 2015-2016
Implementing partner: Mendel University in Brno
Budget for the year 2015: 1 000 000 CZK
Budget for the year 2016: 1 000 000 CZK
The goal of the project is to increase the expertise level of high education in Socotra province of Yemen Republic through the involvement of Mendel University teachers, and to support inter-university cooperation.
The project will focus on assisting newly established high school – Socotra Community College through the assistance of Czech university teachers from Mendel University who will help to improve education curricula, they will also prepare together new lectures and courses in the field of natural sciences. Students will also participate under the guidance of MENDELU teachers in related field-trips. Education on the island is still focusing principally on listening to the teacher without practical demonstrations, students are forced to flawless memorizing, and are not supported to think creatively and to defend their opinions. The other project goal is the purchase of scientific literature & classroom equipment enabling to introduce multimedia presentations, and as well assistance in the guiding of theses.
The islanders, who currently increase in numbers exponentially, will be able to work, thanks to good education, in various positions. Whether it is a governmental level or business in ecotourism services, common practice is to look for educated employees from outside the island for tourism and government positions. Socotra is highly exceptional in terms of its biodiversity and local leaders are well aware that the lack of knowledge of local residents about environmental issues can lead to mismanagement of natural resources and the gradual devastation of the most attractive highlights of the island.