A BD5 million agreement to run a new international school in Riffa was signed between VKL Holding Company and Riffa Sports Club. The agreement with Riffa Sports Club involves leasing, construction and management of an international school .which is set to be operational by next year.

The ceremony, held at Riffa Sports Club ,Was attended by Riffa Sports Club Chairman ,Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalid Al Khalifa; club officials and Al Namal VKL Group Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. Varghese Kurian; Director, Jeeben Varghese Kurian. Under the terms of the agreement, the land will be developed and operated by VKL Holding Company. The project covers 20,000sqm in Bahrain’s prime area near West Riffa.

VKL Holdings believes the agreement coincides with recent increased government spending on upgrading its educational infrastructure to include world class facilities. The ministry of education has been promoting the kingdom as an emerging education hub and Bahrain is entering a new growth phase where it will push education as a new catalyst for progress.

“This is a good time to move into higher education in Bahrain because the government is keen to promote the education sector as a next stage in Bahrain’s growth”, said Dr. Varghese Kurian.

“We are delighted to sign the agreement with Riffa Sports Club to promote education and higher study for the people who hail from different countries. We are committed to promote education opportunities for local people and expatriates families and we are keen to help shape the education landscape of Bahrain. We actively support the growth of the Kingdom’s growing education sector”, he said.