International Consultants in collaboration with the Ministry of Education organized a workshop on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, on "Investment in education ... opportunities and challenges" discussing the "Rules for Granting License to Establish an International Private Schools" in Iraq ...

The workshop which was held in the General Directorate of Educational Planning and attended by decision makers from the Ministry of Education and National Investment Commission as well as representatives from the private sector and educational experts tried to answer the following questions:

  • How do we encourage investment in the educational sector?
  • Is the Ministry capable of provide quality educational services to all Iraqis?
  • Are the rules for granting license to establish an international private schools" in Iraq consistent with the concept of investment promotion? Are they consistent with the Investment Law?
  • Who is responsible for setting the rules and what is the role of stakeholders?

The discussion were intense and all parties agreed that further discussions are required to further improve the laws and regulation to encourage investors in the education sector.