Middle East IB Association (MEIBA) of Schools

 1. Aims of the Association:

  • To provide help and support to schools and institutions of education within the Middle East and neighbouring countries which offer, or are considering offering, the International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • To assist in the promotion of the IB mission and its objectives.
  • To act as a forum identifying common concerns within the region which would then be communicated to IB through the Regional Office (AEM).


2. Working Principles:

     MEIBA will

  • Provide a forum for debate and consultation.
  • Assist in the promotion of the principles of the IB Organisation.
  • Provide orientation, education and training for its members and third parties when appropriate.
  • Use English as the language of communication unless instructed otherwise by the general assembly of MEIBA. 


3. Membership:

  • Membership will be open to all schools and institutions of education within the Middle East who are registered with the International Baccalaureate (holding Authorisation and / or Candidate Status). Middle East region will include countries within the IB definition of the Middle East plus interested schools in the neighbouring countries.
  • There will be an annual subscription payable by members.
  • Membership is open to individual schools rather than associations of schools (i.e. ownership of more than one school).

4. Meetings:

  • There will be an annual meeting for MEIBA hosted by one of the member schools.
  • The IB Organisation will be invited to the MEIBA meetings.
  • The Executive Committee may call for an emergency meeting if deemed necessary.

5. Officers:

  • As a first order of business at each electoral session, the four officers constituting the Executive Committee will be elected. The Officers are: The President, Vice-President, Secretary,and Treasurer.
  • The Officers are elected for two years and may only serve for two consecutive sessions.
  • The School Head, or his/her representative, present at the MEIBA meetings will have a vote. Each member school will have one vote.
  • A representative may only represent one school.
  • A quorum will consist of one third of the total membership.


6. Decision Making:

  • Decisions may only be made upon items listed on the agenda for the meetings and this must be previously circulated to members.
  • The President will prepare the agenda and circulate it one month before the meetings. The Executive Committee has the power to take procedural decisions between meetings.
  • No decisions may be made on items raised under "Any Other Business".
  • Decisions are taken by a vote based upon a simple majority of the members present.
  • In the absence of the President his/her responsibilities and powers will be assumed by the Vice-President.

7. Finances:

  • There will be an annual membership fee for each individual MEIBA member school determined by the membership at the AGM.
  • This fee may be revised at the suggestion of the members at the annual meeting.
  • Expenditure only should be made in the pursuance of the MEIBA objectives.

8. Amendments:
     Any amendment of the constitution, in order to be approved, needs:

  • One month notice to MEIBA members.
  • Two thirds of the votes supporting the suggested amendment.
  • Reviewed and updated at the MEIBA AGM 12 October 2011