Gifted students win 10 awards at ISC Arab 2014
A total of 10 awards were won by talented Saudi students at the Intel Science Competition for the Arab world (ISC Arab 2014) held in Doha this month.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, minister of education, applauded the students, representing the Ministry of Education (MoE) in partnership with the King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity “Mawhiba,” for their achievements.
“These achievements reflect the country’s efforts in general, and the efforts of the MoE and Mawhiba in particular, which aim to improve education and empower gifted students to be successful in all international competitions,” the prince said.
The Saudi students were able to bag six major and four special awards in a competition which had the participation of more than 100 students from Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco and Tunisia.
Saudi students participated in 66 projects in medicine, science and microbiology, botany and biology, in addition to behavioral and social sciences, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, physics and astronomy, mechanical and electrical engineering, environmental management, environmental chemistry, science, energy, transport, materials engineering and medical engineering.
Outlining the awards, Mawhiba said that Hassan Khudri from Riyadh won first place in the field of chemistry, while Abdulkarim Al-Harbi also from Riyadh won the first place in the field of medicine and biology, and second place in the best centers prize.
Fahad Ghazouani from Jazan ranked second in the field of behavioral and social sciences, while Khalid Otaif from Makkah won second place in chemistry.
Prince Khaled dedicated the achievements to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, who is also the chairman of Mawhiba for his continuous support to the gifted students. He also stressed the need to invest in intellectual capital and prepare qualified human resources that would ensure the Kingdom permanent access to the ranks of the developed world and the transition to a knowledge-based society.