Her Majesty’s Ambassador Michael Davenport signed Memorandum of Understanding with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Internal Trade and telecommunication Rasim Ljajic, on behalf of HM Government, concerning the exchange of expertise on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education.
Ambassador Davenport said he expected that intensification of cooperation between the two countries in this field could contribute to increased trade and investment in educational information technology. This would improve the quality of education, helping young people to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for 21st century employment.
The Ambassador noted that the British Council in Serbia, in cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications, has launched several initiatives to train teachers in the use of ICT in the classroom. The Council and the Ministry were also working together to promote the importance of information and communications technology in education, particularly in enhancing employability.
Minister Ljajic stressed that the good practice and experiences of the United Kingdom in this area were particularly important for Serbia, adding that the memorandum would encourage study visits and exchange of professionals between the two countries.