The Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Issa(1)
We are excited to be attending this momentous occasion as a commemoration of the transformations to come. NTP 2020 and Vision 2030 require all Ministries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to create programs for its future transformation. Establishing the Center for English Language (CEL) is considered the basis of the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) response to this challenge in terms of English language teaching and learning. The Center will operate as a command center and hub for all transformation planning and implementation for English language teaching and learning in the Kingdom.
The Ministry of Education has launched multiple programs and initiatives to create a paradigm shift in the teaching and learning of the English language in the Kingdom. MoE recognizes that it is essential to create a structure to ensure these programs and initiatives are delivered efficiently. It is also essential to ensure that all programs and initiatives are in line with the aims of NTP 2020 and Vision 2030. The Center for English Language (CEL) was established with these aims in mind. These programs will aid in increasing Saudi students’ proficiency in English as it is an essential 21st Century skill. It is also one of the main requirements in achieving the three themes of Saudi Vision 2030: Vibrant Society, Thriving Economy, and Ambitious Nation.