Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

:: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged More »

US envoy Nikki Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in More »

Saudi Arabia pledges 100 million Euros to fight extremism in Africa

:: Saudi Arabia announced support in the amount of 100 million Euros for the launch of a new joint force to combat terrorism in the Sahel countries. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign More »

King Salman orders $19 billion stimulus for Saudi Arabia’s private sector

:: King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion Saudi riyals of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private More »

Mahmoud Abbas: Trump’s ‘crime’ over Jerusalem prevents US peace role

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime, which showed that Washington should no longer play a More »

 

Category Archives: Education Institute

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

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

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

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

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