Date: October 30, 2023
The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) issued a new study titled, “Development of Formal Education in Bahrain during the Second World War (1939-1945)”. The study, authored by Dr. Hamad Ebrahim Al-Abdulla, Executive Director of Derasat, sheds light on the significant advancements made in the field of formal education in Bahrain during a challenging period in history.
The study delves into the developmental process undertaken by the Government of Bahrain in the domain of formal education for boys’ schools during the Second World War era. Dr. Al-Abdulla explores the pivotal role played by notable figures such as Sheikh Abdulla bin Isa bin Ali Al-Khalifa, C.R.L. Adrian-Vallance and F.J. Wakelin in shaping Bahrain’s educational system. The study highlights the main challenges faced during this period and the steps taken to enhance the educational system, including the introduction of secondary school learning.