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Ministry of Agriculture & FAO Launch Distance Learning Courses for Students in Agricultural Technical Schools

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Following the Council of Ministers’ decision dated 15 March 2020 to declare general mobilization to control the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), launched on March 16, a distance learning programme for students enrolled in the baccalaureate programs (BTA) at the Agricultural Technical Schools in Lebanon. The Teaching Programs are posted on the MoA website and can be accessed at the following link: http://www.agriculture.gov.lb/…/education/lec…/16-march-2020 The students will be guided throughout their learning by schoolteachers, through WhatsApp groups. These teaching programs were developed with the support of the Welfare Association for Research and Development (WARD), a partner of the

Ministry of Agriculture & FAO Launch Distance Learning Courses for Students in Agricultural Technical Schools

Education
Following the Council of Ministers’ decision dated 15 March 2020 to declare general mobilization to control the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), launched on March 16, a distance learning programme for students enrolled in the baccalaureate programs (BTA) at the Agricultural Technical Schools in Lebanon. The Teaching Programs are posted on the MoA website and can be accessed at the following link: http://www.agriculture.gov.lb/…/education/lec…/16-march-2020 The students will be guided throughout their learning by schoolteachers, through WhatsApp groups. These teaching programs were developed with the support of the Welfare Association for Research and Development (WARD), a partner of the

Pakistan Seals Borders, Shuts Schools, Bans Public Events Over Coronavirus

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan moved Friday to temporarily seal borders with Iran and Afghanistan, close all educational institutions and ban large gatherings at public places for three weeks, including wedding parties, to prevent the coronavirus pandemic from spreading in the region.The preventative measures were announced on a day when officials raised to 28 the national tally of people infected with the virus. Pakistan, with a population of more than 200 million, has reported no fatalities since detecting its first confirmed case late last month.State Minister of Health Zafar Mirza said that all of Pakistan’s cases were imported by its nationals returning from countries, including Iran, Syria, China and the United Kingdom. He said there were no local transmissions of the virus as of Friday.Syrian

Pakistan Seals Borders, Shuts Schools, Bans Public Events Over Coronavirus

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan moved Friday to temporarily seal borders with Iran and Afghanistan, close all educational institutions and ban large gatherings at public places for three weeks, including wedding parties, to prevent the coronavirus pandemic from spreading in the region.The preventative measures were announced on a day when officials raised to 28 the national tally of people infected with the virus. Pakistan, with a population of more than 200 million, has reported no fatalities since detecting its first confirmed case late last month.State Minister of Health Zafar Mirza said that all of Pakistan’s cases were imported by its nationals returning from countries, including Iran, Syria, China and the United Kingdom. He said there were no local transmissions of the virus as of Friday.Syrian

Syria participates in Asian-Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, Students: we seek to achieve remarkable results worldwide

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Damascus, With participation of Syria and about 50 states, Asian-Pacific Mathematics Olympiad was held on Tuesday via internet and organized by Indonesia.SANA escorted the tests at Ebla Hotel in Damascus. Director of the Scientific Olympiad at Distinction and Creativity Agency (DCA) Nubough Yasin stressed that Asian- Pacific Mathematics Olympiad is the most remarkable competition after the International Scientific Olympiad and its tests imitate the method, level and the strength of the competitors.She clarified that all the members of the National Scientific Olympiad Team of Math, which are 30 students from different provinces, will represent Syria.The students said that the tests’ questions were difficult and accurate and contained several problems, referring that the participation at t

CITC: Health and Educational E-Platforms (IEN, Unified Education System) and (Health Application) are Free

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Riyadh, The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) directed telecommunications companies to calculate the free tariff for the approved educational and health digital platforms, as part of the efforts aimed at facilitating the educational process, and providing digital alternatives to benefit from health services in accordance with the social responsibility of telecommunications companies, during the current period.The educational platforms which are listed in the free data tariff included the National Education Portal (IEN) https://ien.edu.sa/ and the Unified Education System http://www.vschool.sa/. The two platforms contain advanced digital solutions that provide advanced digital educational contents and tools, the ability to perform homework and school tests, as well...

CITC: Health and Educational E-Platforms (IEN, Unified Education System) and (Health Application) are Free

Education
Riyadh, The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) directed telecommunications companies to calculate the free tariff for the approved educational and health digital platforms, as part of the efforts aimed at facilitating the educational process, and providing digital alternatives to benefit from health services in accordance with the social responsibility of telecommunications companies, during the current period.The educational platforms which are listed in the free data tariff included the National Education Portal (IEN) https://ien.edu.sa/ and the Unified Education System http://www.vschool.sa/. The two platforms contain advanced digital solutions that provide advanced digital educational contents and tools, the ability to perform homework and school tests, as well...

Ministry of Education dedicates SYP 3 billion for maintenance of educational sector in liberated countryside of Idleb

Education
Hama, Competent authorities doubled their efforts to rehabilitate the educational sector in the eastern and southern countryside of Idleb after have been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army from terrorism which has left huge damage to the infrastructure, particularly the school buildings.The Ministry of Education dedicated SYP 3 billion for the maintenance operation of the schools in the liberated countryside of Idleb province.In statements to SANA, Director of Idleb Educational Department Abdel-Hamid Ma’amar said that the schools which were included in the maintenance operations are distributed in the areas of Sinjar, Abu al-Duhour, Khan Sheikhoun, Maarat al-Nu’man and Saraqeb.Ma’amar underlined that the educational process in Idleb liberated countryside is proceeding at a good pace despite

Ministry of Education dedicates SYP 3 billion for maintenance of educational sector in liberated countryside of Idleb

Education
Hama, Competent authorities doubled their efforts to rehabilitate the educational sector in the eastern and southern countryside of Idleb after have been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army from terrorism which has left huge damage to the infrastructure, particularly the school buildings.The Ministry of Education dedicated SYP 3 billion for the maintenance operation of the schools in the liberated countryside of Idleb province.In statements to SANA, Director of Idleb Educational Department Abdel-Hamid Ma’amar said that the schools which were included in the maintenance operations are distributed in the areas of Sinjar, Abu al-Duhour, Khan Sheikhoun, Maarat al-Nu’man and Saraqeb.Ma’amar underlined that the educational process in Idleb liberated countryside is proceeding at a good pace despite

Riyadh Int’l book fair postponed on fear of Corona

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Riyadh, Riyadh International book fair, scheduled to be held from 2 - 11 April, 2020, will be postponed on fear of the spread of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Ministry of Culture announced today.In a statement, the ministry said the decision was in response to a recommendation issued by an ad hoc committee formed upon a Royal Order.The ministry said the measure, taken by the committee, headed by the minister of health, was designed to protect safety of the multi-national visitors of the exhibition and personnel working at the site.Source: Saudi Press Agency