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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...
Unicef and Pearson Announce Innovation Talks
Culture & Education | Tuesday 7 July, 2015 1:26 am
Unicef UK and Pearson are holding a series of high level events over the next year which will bring together experts, thought-leaders and innovators from a range of industries and countries across the world. The ‘Activate Talks’ will examine how new technologies, products and businesses ...
OECD offers to share expertise in education
Culture & Education | Monday 6 July, 2015 8:28 am
 The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently discussed here the scope of cooperation with the Kingdom’s Public Education Evaluation Commission (PEEC) in the field of education. The delegation was headed by Stefen Kapferer, deputy...
All parallel programs of universities suspended
Culture & Education | Saturday 4 July, 2015 6:24 am
The Ministry of Education has suspended all parallel education programs, except in medical and engineering specialties, as well as bridging programs for health diploma certificates. Education Minister Azzam Al-Dhakil gave directions to the rectors at the Saudi universities to suspend the...
Kingdom’s universities have a bigger role to play
Culture & Education | Saturday 4 July, 2015 4:25 am
The Kingdom has, over the past few years, seen a wave of extremism that has tried to influence the minds of young Saudis. Certain elements on satellite channels, websites and social media networks have hijacked the will and mind of young citizens and brainwashed them.  Al-Riyadh daily...
 Centum, Investbridge and SABIS® Join Together to Launch an Education Investment Company to Develop Schools across Africa
Culture & Education | Wednesday 1 July, 2015 1:18 pm
Investbridge Capital (“IBC”) and Centum Investment Company Limited (“Centum”) announced today that they have partnered with SABIS® Holdings (SABIS®) to launch a new company that will invest in the burgeoning education sector in Africa. The tri-partite consortium will ...
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