Israel is introducing chess to the school curriculum
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:09

FIDE President discussed the implementation of chess as part of the curriculum of general schools with Dr. Shimshon Shoshani, Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Education. As a result of the meeting, Dr. Shoshani made a decision to grant the necessary funds and to prepare the necessary documents for the introduction of chess to the obligatory program of Israeli schools. It is planned to introduce chess not only to the school curriculum but to the programme of children in preschool institutions. December 2010. 

Chess recognised as an important tool for education in Algeria
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 02:57

news1On the 11th of November, an important meeting took place. It was presided by 2 Ministers, Mr Boubekeur Benbouzid, Minister for Education and Mr Hachemi Djiar, Minister for Youth and Sports. Mr Lakhdar Mazouz, President of the African Chess Union and Mrs Taous Ameyar, President of the Algerian Federation, were present. Among other high ranking officials of both ministries, participated also to this meeting Mr Hocine Kennouche, General Director of Sports and Mr Abdelhafid Izem , President of the Algerian Sport Schools Federation. Taking the successful experience of Turkey as a good example to follow, both Ministers stressed the need to popularise Chess everywhere in Algeria because of its many benefits for Children and Youth. They insisted that a program should be prepared and undertaken to teach the game particularly to Children in primary schools, starting in pilot schools and expanding it progressively to all part of Algeria .

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