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More than 1,000 Graduates to Benefit from Educational Training Programme

Education
Muscat--- Acting in cooperation with Bank Nizwa, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Education today launched an educational training programme which will benefit more than 1,000 Omani graduates. The programme aims to enhance the educational sector in the Sultanate with highly skilled local manpower. The programme comes within the context of public-private partnership (PPP) and it serves the goals of Oman 2040 Vision. Khalid al-Kaid, CEO of Bank Nizwa, said in a speech on the occasion that education is the main driving force of societies around the world and that this sector cannot contribute effectively to the growth of societies without providing top quality training to teachers. Al-Kaid added that educational financing has been designed to meet the needs of those who wish to furt...

Government Directs Schools To Resume January 18

Education
The Nigerian Government has asked schools to resume on January 18, 2021 after due consultation with stakeholders.The decision was reached after a meeting with stakeholders, including Governors, Commissioners of Education, Proprietors and heads of institutions, staff unions and students.The Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, in a statement on Thursday, said the consensus at the meeting was that the resumption date of 18th January should remain, while parents and respective institutions ensure full compliance with Covid-19 protocols.The meeting however insisted on the compulsory wearing of facemasks by all students, teachers and workers in all schools.Other measures arrived at during the meeting included compulsory temperature checks and hand wash...

Government Directs Schools To Resume January 18

Education
The Nigerian Government has asked schools to resume on January 18, 2021 after due consultation with stakeholders.The decision was reached after a meeting with stakeholders, including Governors, Commissioners of Education, Proprietors and heads of institutions, staff unions and students.The Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, in a statement on Thursday, said the consensus at the meeting was that the resumption date of 18th January should remain, while parents and respective institutions ensure full compliance with Covid-19 protocols.The meeting however insisted on the compulsory wearing of facemasks by all students, teachers and workers in all schools.Other measures arrived at during the meeting included compulsory temperature checks and hand wash...

KSrelief Establishes 8 Clinics in Aden’s Schools

Education
Aden, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has established 8 medical clinics in the schools of Aden Governorate during the first semester of the current academic year. The clinics are operated by specialized health and technical cadres, each clinic includes a doctor, a nurse, a psychologist and a social worker, in addition to dispensing free medicines and providing awareness to male and female students. The project comes to strengthen school health services and manage malnutrition cases for students and the educational staff in the directorates of Aden Governorate. This comes within the framework of humanitarian and relief projects being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, for the Yemeni people to improve their living conditions durin...

CITC publishes in-depth study on the legislative and regulatory status of cloud computing worldwide

Education
Riyadh, The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) released a study, outlining the legislative and regulatory status of cloud computing at a global level. This study, which benchmarks Saudi Arabia against ten other countries and regions, comes at a crucial time given the global trend towards digitalization and data usage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent announcements that Google and Alibaba will work with Saudi entities to create cloud networks in the Kingdom. Cloud computing will play a role in building the new digital economy and healthy competition, facilitated by proper regulation, will encourage innovation. The study mentions a tech innovation “arms race”, a result of intense competition between major cloud service providers, which has helped foste...

In Cooperation with KSrelief, IOM Supports Displaced Children to Continue Education, in Yemen

Education
Riyadh, The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), has worked to support displaced children in Yemen to return to schools. During the last period, 8,500 male and female students have been supported to return to their schools, in addition to 750 members of the educational and administrative staff, in various Yemeni governorates. This comes within the humanitarian and relief projects, provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSrelief, in partnership with the IOM, in many countries, remarkably, in Yemen.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Ambassador Dayoub stresses Syrian students’ role in rebuilding what has been destroyed by terrorism

Education
Tehran, Syria’s Ambassador to Iran, Shafiq Dayoub, stressed the important role of Syrian students studying abroad to improve the level of education and scientific production and to support the scientific sector and academic research in Syria with modern science and research as to contribute to the reconstruction of what has been destroyed by terrorism. The Ambassador, during a meeting with a delegation of Syrian students, headed by Chairman of the National Union for Syrian Students in Iran, Hussam Salama, at the embassy Chancery in Tehran, called on them to benefit from the distinguished Iranian scientific expertise in various research specializations and to support the development, productive, industrial and economic projects at homeland. The students, for their part, expressed comp...

Sabbagh, Boroujerdi underline depth and strength of Syrian-Iranian relations

Education
Damascus, People’s Assembly Speaker Hammouda Sabbagh on Tuesday affirmed the depth and strength of the Syrian-Iranian relations. During his meeting with Vice -Chancellor for International Affairs at Islamic Azad University in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, and the accompanying delegation, Sabbagh hailed the continuous support by the Islamic Republic of Iran to Syria in all fields. He indicated that targeting Iranian resistance fighters, scholars and experts, on top of them the martyr Mohsen Fakhri Zadeh, by the US-backed Zionist entity, came as a result of the failure and bankruptcy of these forces to undermine Iran’s sovereignty and its independent decision. Sabbagh pointed out to the importance of continuing coordination between the Syrian and Iranian sides, ...

WFP, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDE FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES OF STUDENTS ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started this week, in close partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), distributing the first round of food assistance for vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian refugee schoolchildren and their families across Lebanon. The food parcels replace traditional in-school meals children would otherwise be receiving as part of WFP's nation-wide programme and as schools remain closed. Due to the deterioration of the economic situation in Lebanon, WFP expanded its school feeding programme for the 2020-2021 academic year to reach 50,000 students in 81 schools - an increase by about 20,000 children compared to the last academic year. Distributions will include all students benefiting from WFP school feeding programme, even i...

Syrian students in Cuba call for lifting coercive measures imposed on their country

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Havana, Syrian students in Cuba denounced the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on their country, calling upon the EU states to lift them and work on facilitating return of Syrian refugees to their homeland. The students stressed, in a message handed by representatives of heads of National Union for Syrian Students to the Head of Political, Economic, Press and Communication Section at EU embassy in Havana, Andrea Rossi, that the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed by the US and the EU on Syrian people are economic terrorism targeting the livelihood of the Syrian people. The students pointed out that most of the displaced Syrian people want to return to their homeland, after the Syrian state has prepared the necessary conditions for that, but many countries are h...