23 April 2012
A recent visit to Cambridge by the Minister of Education for Mongolia culminated in the signing of the Mongolia-Cambridge initiative agreement for University of Cambridge International Examinations to deliver educational services and reforms to the country. This initiative aims to introduce Mongolian-English bilingual education into state schools in Mongolia and align the national education system of Mongolia to Cambridge international education standards.
We are already advising and supporting the Ministry on their work to reform national education policy and develop new school curricula and teacher education programmes. The Ministry has opened the first in a group of new state schools which will offer young Mongolians the opportunity to follow a Mongolian-English bilingual programme of education aligned to international standards. Plans have also been announced to widen participation through the opening of additional schools in the capital Ulaanbaatar and in the regions.
This bilingual education programme incorporates Cambridge programmes and qualifications. As well as providing the programmes and assessments, we are also supporting and training teachers to introduce bilingual teaching programmes.
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Photograph shows Group Chief Executive Cambridge Assessment, Simon Lebus (left), and Minister of Education, Mongolia, H.E. Yondon Otgonbayar, signing the agreement on 13 April 2012.