Sunday, 09 January 2011
A three-day international conference on knowledge-based industries, businesses and education - KBIE-2011 - kicked off at Ritz Carlton hotel yesterday.
The KBIE-2011 International Conference and Exhibition - a platform to bring together researchers, professionals, academics, consultants and practitioners from universities, banks, schools and businesses - was received well on its first day.
Patronised and chaired by University College of Bahrain President Shaikh Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, the conference was organised by the University College of Bahrain.
Addressing the audience, Dr. Khalid said that knowledge economy was an important pillar of society and highlighted some important achievements of the university. He hailed it as a centre of excellence in business studies.
Dr Khalid unveiled future plans for the university to provide broadband Internet service to students even at home. He said, "This will give students privileges that are enjoyed by none." The conference comprised a number of speeches and workshops too.
Dr John Portelli, one of the speakers, said that educators must break out of the "deficit mentality" where students are sized up on preconceptions and stereotypes.
He added that schools and colleges should strive hard to achieve excellence.
The article published in Daily Tribune on 09 January 2011 Click here