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New regulations set for teachers’ early retirement
Culture & Education | Sunday 9 August, 2015 4:44 am
The Ministry of Education said teachers can apply for early retirement through calculating the years of service in the education sector. All education departments have been directed to consider the requests of teachers with over 25 years of service, while the Bureau of School Affairs at the...
Souq Okaz to feature intellectual activities
Culture & Education | Sunday 9 August, 2015 4:34 am
The ninth edition of Souq Okaz festival kicks off on Thursday and will continue till Sunday. The official inauguration ceremony, however, will take place a day before, at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday.  Abdul Elah Banajah, head of the committee supervising the cultural program of Souq Okaz, said...
Sky News Arabia to Cover Inaugural Ceremony of New Suez Canal
Culture & Education | Wednesday 5 August, 2015 3:07 am
Sky News Arabia will provide a comprehensive and up-to-date live coverage of the inauguration event of the new Suez Canal in Egypt on 6 August, the network announced today. Sky News Arabia will also assign reporters to cities adjacent to the Canal as well as in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, in...
Olympic Track and Field Champion Mutaz Essa Barshim Recounts the Road to his Success in Land Rover’s Newest ‘My Journey, My Inspiration’ Film
Culture & Education | Monday 3 August, 2015 8:07 am
MYLAND Film Series Tells the Story of a Young Boy’s Inspiration Driving Him to Inspire a Nation and a Region. Land Rover MENA has worked closely with Qatari Olympic athlete Mutaz Essa Barshim to reveal the fourth instalment of its ‘My Journey, My Inspiration’ film series....
Culture & Education | Sunday 2 August, 2015 12:45 am
Qatar Career Fair (QCF), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), is set to host its third Summer Career Camp this month. Open to Qatari male and female high school students, the QCF camp will offer participants a variety of activities, educational and...
Four Saudi students bag medals at ICho
Culture & Education | Friday 31 July, 2015 3:54 am
Four Saudi secondary students including a young woman from the Eastern Province have received prestigious medals at the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), which concluded in Azerbaijan last week. The winners of the four bronze medals were Omar bin Fawaz Arafat, Saad bin Fahd Al-Bawardi, ...
University admissions to be in sync with job market needs
Culture & Education | Friday 31 July, 2015 3:52 am
Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has spoken of a new education policy which emphasizes the importance of harmonizing admission policies in universities with the needs of the labor market. Al-Dakhil made these remarks during a meeting with university rectors in Riyadh on Wednesday, a local...
Ministries launch program to help youths find employment
Culture & Education | Wednesday 29 July, 2015 4:03 am
The Ministries of Health and Education in cooperation with the Kingdom’s universities launched a program dubbed, “Education and Work,” in Riyadh on Tuesday to help Saudi youth find employment in the public and private sectors.  A memorandum of understanding was signed in...
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...