Category Archives: Education

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

IISJ bids farewell to school observer

International Indian School-Jeddah (IISJ) recently hosted a farewell function for Mohammed Raghib Qureshi, the head of chancery and education and observer of International Indian Schools, Western Region. The farewell ceremony started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an

KG holiday from Dec. 24

Azzam Al-Dakhil

Minister of Education Azzam Al-Dakhil has announced that the midterm school holiday for students in kindergarten and at elementary schools will start on Thursday, Dec. 24. This is two weeks earlier than originally planned. The minister said on his Twitter

School shut over child’s death in bus

Red Sea International School has been permanently shut down over the death of a Grade 3 student in the school bus here in October. The Ministry of Education (MoE) has provided a list of 30 international schools to admit students

Schools not obliged to install CCTVs

The Ministry of Education has said that it will not oblige schools to install close circuit cameras at their entrances and exits to monitor suspicious movements that may pose danger to pupils. The ministry also denied receiving such instructions from

JMI Foundation Day event Celeberated

Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni Association (Western Region) conducted a children’s program here earlier this month to commemorate the 95th Foundation Day of the New Delhi-based university. The sole idea and theme of the program was to enhance the oratory skills

900 public schools found violating rules

The Saudi Control and Investigation Board (CIB) has detected violations of rules and regulations in 903 schools in the provinces and cities across the Kingdom. “The violations include hiring of non-Saudi teachers and foreigners holding administrative posts,” the CIB said

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