Ministry of Education and Science to cooperate with University of Cambridge

2022-02-14 11:06:51

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On February 11, a Memorandum of Cooperation was established between the Ministry of Education and Science and the University of Cambridge in aims of bringing the current school curricula for mathematics, English, and science up to globally competitive levels.

Within the aim of improving school curricula as well as its management, a certain number of public schools were established with the Cambridge programme in 2011. Since then, the initiative has been continuously implemented in cooperation with the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). 

As of today, there are over 10 public and private schools in Mongolia that have the Cambridge programme. Thus, in order to introduce the programme at all general education schools in the framework of the goal to increase the accessibility of quality education and provide equal opportunities to students nationwide, the Ministry of Education and Science has established a Memorandum of Cooperation with the University of Cambridge.

In the framework of the cooperation, works will be carried out:

• to bring the curricula for mathematics, science, and English up to globally competitive levels, and have them internationally recognized and accepted,

• to specifically create a national system for the programme’s implementation, 

• to establish specialised high schools, provide opportunity for the schools to implement the international programme, 

• to ensure the continuous professional development for teachers involved in the programme’s implementation, 

• to build the capacity of professional institutions to be in charge of developing the assessment, textbooks, and other teaching tools based on the programme,

• to establish a centre for examinations and assessment based on the programme, and create equal opportunities for all students to take the Cambridge examinations.