New vote on Iraq poll date ‘by Monday’ as Abadi meets Kurdistan region PM

:: Iraq’s parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands More »

Egypt’s Sisi sacks his intelligence chief

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has fired his powerful intelligence chief, state media said Thursday, in the latest shake-up of the country’s security services. Sisi appointed his chief-of-staff and close ally More »

Muslim World League in partnership to launch global UN conference

:: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with the World Council of Religious Leaders (WCRL). Bawa Jain, the secretary-general of WCRL, More »

Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis More »

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt More »

 

Category Archives: Education

Saudi education minister signs cooperation agreement with Swedish counterpart

:: Saudi Minister of Education Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa signed a cooperation agreement with Swedish Minister of Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson during Al-Issa’s official visit to Sweden. The agreement includes 16 articles to enhance educational cooperation between

Pre-school to university, one child’s education in the UAE to cost Dh1 mln

:: A recent study by Zurich Middle East has revealed that educating a single child in the UAE from pre-school through to university will cost an estimated one million dirhams. The figure comprises the cost of education for two years

Saudi education venture Noon attends US investment conference

:: The Noon Educational Platform, supported by the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), has become the first Saudi or Arab entity to participate in the ASU+GSV conference on investment in education technology, held recently in the

Hundreds of new Saudi female graduates find success in landing jobs

:: The president of Effat University has said 58 percent of the university’s graduates are employed in various jobs in the Kingdom or abroad. Dr. Haifa Jamal Al-Lail was speaking at a graduation ceremony at the university on Thursday. “The

Saudi Minister calls for more universities to solve overcrowding

Ahmad Al-Isa

The education minister is seeking to increase the number of universities or expand technical intermediate colleges to solve the problem of overcrowding of students at the Kingdom’s 28 universities. Minister Ahmad Al-Isa said universities are accommodating too many students. He

Classroom training in Saudi Arabia to mitigate cyber-attacks

Come 6-11 May and Riyadh will host instructor-led classroom training sessions in order to prevent and mitigate the impact of cyber-attacks. To be organized by SANS Institute, an information security training provider, the training session will feature four courses. According

1.1 million foreign students are enrolled in KSA’s public schools

The Saudi Ministry of Education said that 1.1 million foreign students are enrolled in public schools in the Kingdom, where they study for free, just like their Saudi counterparts. According to ministry statistics, the total number of students registered in

Private schools asked to hire special education college grads

Dr. Ahmed Al-Isa

The Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed Al-Isa, has issued a general circular to all private and international schools instructing them to hire graduates of special education colleges. The move comes as part of the ministry’s continuous efforts to tackle employment

Qatar schools attract Saudi teachers with top salaries

Qatar’s Supreme Edu-cational Council (SEC) has been offering top wages to attract Gulf citizens, particularly Saudis, Bahrainis and Kuwaitis, to its schools. In an interview with a local publication, Yousef Al-Marri, a teacher, said he applied for a teaching job

PISR holds commendation ceremony

Pakistan International School in Riyadh (PISR) held its commendation ceremony recently, under the supervision of Principal Tahir Raza Abid, Vice Principal Naveed Ahmed Tabassum, SBW-I Wing Incharge Gohar Rafiq and SBW-II Wing Incharge Saddatullah Khan. Pakistan Ambassador Manzoor Ul Haq

Top world universities to open branches in KSA

The Ministry of Education plans to have universities ranked in the top 100 globally to open in the Kingdom, with an announcement on the details to be made within weeks. According to a source at the ministry, who did not

Scholarship students concerned over delay in renewal of health insurance

Scholarship students in various countries have grown increasingly concerned about delays in renewals of health insurance cards. The Saudi cultural attaché to the US, Dr. Mohammed Al-Eissa, has clarified that the delays resulted from a change in the health insurance

Pakistan school felicitates best students in Alkhobar

The Pakistan International School in Alkhobar hosted their 49th annual prize distribution ceremony to honor outstanding students in the presence of Pakistani Ambassador Manzoor Ul Haq and his wife, Nighat Manzoor. Haq appreciated the efforts of the teachers in producing

KFU studying admission of female students in veterinary medicine

King Faisal University (KFU) in Al-Ahsa is currently studying the possibility of admitting female students to specialize in veterinary medicine, the director of the university, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saati, confirmed. He said the matter has been presented to the university administration

IISJ’s 4th campus ready for 3,500 more students

At least 3,500 more students will be enrolled in the International Indian School-Jeddah (IISJ) with the opening of its fourth campus in Al-Rehab district in the new academic year. Deputy Indian Consul General and Haj Consul Shahid Alam, who is

IISJ student Fawaz passes away

Fawaz Ismail

Fawaz Ismail, 18, who battled for his life at the Erfan hospital for two days after being admitted on Friday night after being hit by a car, breathed his last on Sunday night. The Indian International School Jeddah (IISJ) student

Teachers posting funny exam answers lambasted

The Education Ministry has warned teachers not to post online the funny examination answers of students, or for students to make any such remarks on their answer papers. According to a report in a local publication on Monday, one such

Sri Lankan school to open in EP

It’s good news for all Sri Lankans in the Eastern Province as the Ministry of Education (MoE) has issued a license to the community in Dammam to operate a school in the region. Thanking the MoE for its decision, Sri

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