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Summer campaigns reduce illiteracy
Culture & Education | Friday 5 June, 2015 2:04 am
Minister of Education Azzam Al-Dakhil said the summer campaign to raise awareness about the eradication of illiteracy achieved great successes in reducing the rates of illiteracy, noting that the illiteracy rates of the Saudi population fell from 17.74 percent in 2004 to 6.81 percent now. The...
Fujitsu Supports King Abdulaziz University Research Capabilities with New Supercomputing System
Culture & Education | Thursday 4 June, 2015 2:01 am
King Abdulaziz University (KAU) and Fujitsu have today announced delivery of a new supercomputing system. KAU switched on the system, and in so doing, inaugurated a Center of Excellence that will support the many researchers and scientists affiliated with KAU.The new system will significantly boost ...
Six-year service cap for public school directors
Culture & Education | Wednesday 3 June, 2015 1:16 am
Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has announced that public school directors and deputies can only spend six years at one school, unless they have been recognized as top performers, or excelled in management for three years.There would also be exemptions for those who work at schools catering to...
British Council’s ‘Kids Read’ campaign engaged 50,000 children in GCC
Culture & Education | Wednesday 3 June, 2015 12:34 am
The environment and helping others were the fun themesof this year’s ‘Kids Read’ story telling campaign that took place on 30th May. Supported by HSBC Bank Middle East Limited and developed by the British Council, the campaign targets children 6-10years of age and their parents,with a focus...
BMC students win honors at Qur’an contest
Culture & Education | Tuesday 2 June, 2015 8:05 am
‏Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal Bin Majed honored Batterjee Medical College for Science and Technology during the second Holy Qur’an contest for public and private university students in Makkah Province. BMC Dean Dr. Hassan Shaibah (C), who received the honorary shield, expressed delight over the...
Takaful identifies 370,000 students for subsidies
Culture & Education | Monday 1 June, 2015 9:26 am
During the current academic year, government schools nominated approximately 370,000 students who were eligible for subsidies from Takaful Charitable Foundation.The foundation was established to support financially disadvantaged students in Saudi public schools to continue and succeed in receiving...
Sky News Arabia to Air Hard-Hitting New Format Talk-Show ‘Neeran Sadeeqa’
Culture & Education | Saturday 30 May, 2015 11:06 am
Sky News Arabia’s first episode of the new talk-show ‘Neeran Sadeeqa’ (Friendly Fire) will air (Monday, June 1st) at 10:30pm UAE time (6:30pm GMT). Broadcast from the Channel’s international studios in London, the new show will feature a unique format with two permanent host presenters...
Too Much Time Watching TV Or Playing Computer Games Can Hamper Under-Fives Development
Culture & Education | Thursday 28 May, 2015 1:48 pm
One of the UK’s top educational psychologists and the consultant psychologist at Dubai-based specialist training and capacity building consultancy, Ebdaah, says the time children under five spend watching television or playing computer games should be kept to a minimum to help them develop...
5,000 scholarships for Saudi students
Culture & Education | Tuesday 26 May, 2015 10:36 am
Education Minister Dr. Azzam Al-Dakhil signed an accord on Monday with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) under which 5,000 Saudi students will be granted scholarship and jobs in the insurance and financial sectors.The program is a new scheme in which the ministry will grant scholarships to...
Government asked to expand foreign scholarship program
Culture & Education | Sunday 24 May, 2015 9:35 am
Several Saudis have urged the government to expand the foreign scholarship program arguing that it is highly beneficial for the country’s development.Journalist and writer Ali Al-Khseiban said the program is an advanced education project that not only provides Saudi men and women the opportunity...
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