June 12, 2019
Dean Speaks at Celebration for 100 Years of Formal Education in Bahrain
Dr. Ted Purinton, Dean of the College, spoke on
a panel about higher education in Bahrain at the 100 Year celebration of formal
education in Bahrain on the 11th of June, 2019. The full-day celebration was
patronized by His Excellency Minister of Education Dr. Majd Ali Al Nuami and
attended by educators and leaders across the public and private educational
institutions of the country. Also in attendance were staff members and leaders
from the United Nations and UNICEF.
Dr. Purinton spoke on a panel with Mr. Stephen
Harrison-Mirfield, Chief Operating Officer of the Royal College of Surgeons in
Ireland Bahrain campus. Both addressed various issues related to the
improvement of higher education in Bahrain. Dr. Purinton, in particular,
discussed how the BTC has played a distinct role in improving the profession of
teaching as a whole in the country.