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Eye of Riyadh
Eye of Riyadh

Rapid rise of Saudi students in America
Culture & Education | Friday 4 September, 2015 5:02 am
Saudi Arabia and the United States have enjoyed a fruitful relationship for over eight decades. This has been driven by shared interests and a vision of the late King Abdul Aziz to ensure that the Kingdom has wide and beneficial relations with the entire world, without prejudicing deep-held values...
Riyadh schools a no-entry zone for corona
Culture & Education | Wednesday 2 September, 2015 2:47 am
The Directorate of Education in Riyadh is keeping a close watch on schools, such as sanctioning health material and monitoring the health of staff and students, to prevent the spread of the MERS coronavirus among students.  As a step in this direction, the directorate recently asked a teacher ...
500-year-old miniature document top attraction at Madinah exhibition
Culture & Education | Sunday 30 August, 2015 6:00 am
The King Abdul Aziz Foundation will put on display next week a 500-year-old miniature manuscript, according to the SPA.  The manuscript is one of the oldest documents owned by the foundation.  The miniature, a decorative painting on a manuscript, will be displayed at an exhibition in...
Technical colleges to ease enrollment of soldiers’ kin
Culture & Education | Saturday 29 August, 2015 5:30 am
As a mark of support for Saudi soldiers stationed on the southern borders, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has pledged to secure the admission of their children to various institutions and colleges to further their education. The announcement was made by TVTC Gov. Ali...
Saudi student wins innovation award
Culture & Education | Monday 24 August, 2015 5:45 am
Effat University student Yasmin Abdul Fattah Sulaiman won first place in the Radical Innovation Award 2015 for her design of adaptive balloon houses used for offering a refuge for people affected by natural disasters, the CNN website published. The inflatable vinyl balloons act as living...
KSU in skills upgrade tie-up
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 4:30 am
 King Saud University (KSU), which is in the vanguard of academic excellence in the Kingdom, this year tied up with the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in order to develop the skills of its faculty members. Commenting on the program, a media department official at KSU said: "The...
Nurseries set to receive 18,000 children
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:17 am
The Education Ministry announced that more than 2,000 nurseries in various regions of the Kingdom were ready to receive 18,000 children, under the care of 2,709 sitters, 2,185 administrative staff and 1,355 servants, according to a website. The guide published by the ministry, which is available...
Schools reopen: 5m begin new academic year
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:11 am
Around five million students were gearing up on Sunday to attend the first day of school for the new academic year, amid fears by parents about non-working air conditioners, lack of cleanliness in classrooms and a delay in receiving books. The Ministry of Education, however, assured the parents...
Online classes for students in southern region proposed
Culture & Education | Saturday 22 August, 2015 2:26 pm
The Ministry of Education has proposed a plan to have top teachers conduct online classes for students in the southern region for security and safety reasons. An educational services company, which would implement the plan, said interested teachers would be paid SR400 per class, a local...
Move aims to reduce violence in schools
Culture & Education | Friday 21 August, 2015 2:17 am
Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has directed all education departments to implement in schools a new violence-reduction program "Rifq" (to be gentle) from the first semester of the forthcoming academic year.  The program will create awareness among students, the school...