Emkan partners with Cambridge International Examinations

12 March 2017 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read

Saudi Arabia-based consulting firm Emkan has entered into a strategic partnership with Cambridge International Examinations, the world’s largest provider of international education programs.

As an associate of Cambridge International Examinations, Emkan will support the expansion of the global institute across the Saudi market. The provider of education programs has been active in the country for almost 30 years, but it seeking to expand its presence at a time when the Saudi government is investing significantly in the higher education landscape.

Globally, Cambridge is one of the most used English-language educational programs. Over 10,000 schools in 160+ countries offer Cambridge programs and qualifications to their students such as the IGCSE for 14 to 16 year olds.

Emkan partners with Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge’s program brings its assessments and qualifications into selected schools in the Kingdom and supports the development of these schools through the adoption of best practices and quality standards. It also entails the provision of professional training for teachers.

Meanwhile, at the side of schools, Emkan works with school leaders to help them understand and meet the quality standards required to complete the Cambridge registration process. The firm also coordinates and facilitates the professional development of school leaders and teachers based on their needs.

Monera Jamjoom, Emkan co-founder and CEO, said that the partnership comes in response to “growing demand for private school services in the Kingdom due to the need for premium education.”

Operating out of offices in Jeddah and Riyadh, Emkan is a consulting firm dedicated to the education sector. “Emkan aims to be the educational arm that reduces the gap between education policy making and the reality experienced by schools, teachers and students. We aim to be the partner that works with the government, schools, teachers and students,” said Jamjoom.

The agreement comes in line with Saudi Vision 2030, which encourages partnerships between local and internationalorganisations in order to contribute to the development of Saudi’s higher education sector.