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55 students win Saed Al-Harthi Prize for excellence in education
Culture & Education | Saturday 25 July, 2015 7:30 am
Fifty-five outstanding male and female students in different stages of education were awarded the Dr. Saed Bin Saad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi Prize on Tuesday evening. Khaled Said Al-Harthi won the distinction sword for coming top in the secondary school examinations while the best female student Rahaf ...
MoE sets calendar for next school year
Culture & Education | Saturday 25 July, 2015 6:53 am
The Ministry of Education has approved calendar for the new school year, setting June 8, 2016 as the end of the school year and June 10, 2016 for make-up exams. The following scholastic year will start on Sept. 18, 2016, making summer break holiday three-and-a-half months. The ministry stated...
Education minister denies school reopening delay
Culture & Education | Wednesday 22 July, 2015 1:50 am
Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has denied rumors that schools will reopen after Haj or Eid Al-Adha. The minister’s comment came on his official Twitter account on Tuesday. The minister’s clarification rules out any ambiguity about the academic calendar. Schools will open before...
Bandar Asiri named GCAM acting head
Culture & Education | Tuesday 21 July, 2015 5:38 am
 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has appointed Bandar Mohammed Sultan Asiri as acting head of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM).  Asiri expressed his gratitude to King Salman for reposing trust and confidence in him. Asiri did his graduation in...
Imam University to host cyber security conference
Culture & Education | Monday 20 July, 2015 2:44 am
With cyber security topping the agenda for national security amid growing evidence of cybercrime, the Imam Mohammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh is organizing the 1st International Conference on Anti-Cyber Crime (ICACC-2015) in order to establish a forum in the Kingdom and conduct dialogue ...
JKS purchases 2,500 Samsung tablets to convert classroom education to e-learning
Culture & Education | Friday 17 July, 2015 3:07 am
In line with unwavering commitment to enhance children’s education through advanced technology, Jeddah Knowledge International School (JKS) has signed an agreement with Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia for the purchase of 2,500 Samsung 3 Lite T113 tablets in coordination and cooperation from...
Pepsi and Lay’s “Strings of light that brings us together” campaign video goes viral
Culture & Education | Tuesday 14 July, 2015 4:12 am
Pepsi and Lay’s exclusive Ramadan video, featuring the voice of Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi, has gone viral with more than 18 million consumers across the region viewing, sharing and commenting on the video across social media platforms as they look to bring back the spirit of...
United Arab Emirates University is now an official IELTS test Centre
Culture & Education | Sunday 12 July, 2015 1:31 pm
His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Vice Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, signed a cooperative agreement with the British Council for the accreditation of the Center for Continuing Education at UAEU to hold IELTS tests, starting in July, 2015. The aim of this agreement is to...
Al Ahli Publishing and Distribution launches Ms. Marvel, first ever Muslim superhero
Culture & Education | Thursday 9 July, 2015 1:33 pm
APD launches The New York Times best seller in  English and Arabic across the MENA region Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG), a UAE-based multi-diversified international conglomerate has launched the Ms. Marvel Comic book series in English and Arabic featuring Marvel’s first ever Muslim...
Souk Okaz Prizes announced
Culture & Education | Wednesday 8 July, 2015 2:13 pm
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, announced here on Tuesday the winners of the 9th edition of the annual Souk Okaz Prizes for the year 2015.  Prince Khaled, who is also chairman of the Souk Okaz Supervisory Committee, said that Huzair...