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UNESCO LAUNCHES LITERACY ASSESSMENT OF SYRIAN YOUTH REFUGEES IN LEBANON

Education
On the occasion of Literacy day this year (September 8), UNESCO is pleased to launch the Syrian Youth Literacy Assessment Survey (SYLAS) report, a study conducted in Lebanon in 2019 by UNESCO and UNHCR and funded by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). Literacy is important in today’s world. It is a lifelong process of learning for all, particularly in the context of 21st century skills with their emphasis on sustainable development skills and global competencies, which cannot be attained without achieving a fully literate society. In the context of the Syrian refugee crisis, information on literacy and numeracy skills acquires criticality to understand the situation that refugee youth face to participate in societal development. Hence, this literacy assessme...

G20 Education Ministers Support Efforts to Mitigate Impacts of Coronavirus and Education Continuity in Crises

Education
Riyadh, The G20 Education Ministers today held a virtual extraordinary meeting to emphasize the central role of education in enabling people to seize the opportunities of the twenty-first century. The ministers expressed, in the closing statement of their virtual meeting on the novel coronavirus, their support for individual and collective efforts to mitigate the unprecedented consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic on education, stressing the importance of ensuring the education continuity for all during crises. The G20 Education Ministers expressed their thanks and appreciation to the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its tireless efforts during the year of its G20 Presidency. They also extended their thanks to the Islamic Development Bank, the Organization for Econ...

Hadad, Primakov discuss situations of Syrian students studying in Russia

Education
Moscow, Syria’s Ambassador in Moscow Dr. Riyad Hadad on Monday discussed with Director of the Russian Agency for International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) Yevgeny Primakov means to enhance bilateral relations in the domains of higher education and culture.   Talks during the meeting dealt with the situations of the Syrian students who are studying in Russia in light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus “Covid-19”.   Ambassador Hadad hailed the scholarships provided by Russia for the Syrian students at different university stages and specializations, underlining the importance of finding new means for helping the students to pursuit their study, particularly in light of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.   Primakov, for his part, n...

Spanish professor: Cutting off drinking water to Syrian citizens in Hasaka by Turkish regime a crime and violation of international laws

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Madrid, Spanish professor at the Complutense State University in Madrid, Pablo Sabbagh affirmed that the Turkish regime deliberate cutting off drinking water to Syrian citizens in Hasaka represents a clear crime and violation of international laws and norms. Sabbagh said in a statement to SANA reporter in Madrid that condemned act represents a crime against basic humanitarian rights of peoples, especially their right to get water as an essential element of life, pointing out that this ugly crime is increased in light of coronavirus pandemic which requires to multiple sterilization and cleaning procedures. He indicated that International Community must clearly condemn practices of Turkish regime and the affiliated mercenaries, and it should denounce acts and crimes of the terrorists w...

With the participation of Syria: students from 95 countries compete in the International Science Olympiad biology

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Damascus, Students of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad participated alongside students from 94 countries in the World Biology Olympiad, organized by Japan from remote on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Distinction and Creativity Agency   said in a statement that of those tests which took place over a continuous five-hour period, included practical tests in the animal physiology and bioinformatics specialist, noting that it takes the technical measures required for the regulator in Japan, including Live video filming of students taking exams from the designated centers in the province of Aleppo at the headquarters of the University of Aleppo, and in Damascus at the headquarters of the Distinction and creativity agency.   The participating Syrian team includes students Majd Nasr...

Saudi Arabia Participates in 4th European Physics Olympiad 2020

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Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (MAWHIBA), is preparing to participate, for the second time in a row, in the 4th European Physics Olympiad (EuPhO 2020), to be virtually held this year in Romania, during the period from 19 to 26 July 2020, with the participation of 250 students, representing 57 countries. 5-student will form the Saudi team, to take part, in the EuPhO 2020 competitions. The Kingdom has won gold and bronze medals, in its first participation in the European Physics Olympiad 2019, held in the Republic of Latvia.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Arabia Wins 3 Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad 2020

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Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (MAWHIBA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, won 3 awards in the Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad 2020, held virtually, and its results were announced this afternoon, in Moscow, Russia. Osama Al-Ali won a silver medal, while Mohammed Al-Hudaithi and Eyad Al-Salehi, each won a bronze. The total awards won by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad 2020, was 14.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Sabya’s Education Office represents Saudi Arabia at GLOBE International Science Fair

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Sabya , The Ministry of Education Office in Sabya, Saudi Arabia, participated in the activities of the GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair 2020, which will run until next Thursday. The Education Office in Sabya is participating in the exhibition with two papers out of three that have been nominated by the Ministry of Education to allow students to practice the skills that they have learned through their participation in the GLOBE program, scientific cooperation with scientists in the field of the environment and exchange of experiences with students from all over the world.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

GOVERNMENT OF ITALY TO REHAB 7 ADDITIONAL LEBANESE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR IMPROVED LEARNING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN LEBANON

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The Embassy of Italy in Beirut signed a €2 million funding agreement in support of UNICEF's school rehabilitation programme. The program, part of UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education RACE II initiative, seeks to improve the physical learning environment in public schools throughout Lebanon, with a focus on the most vulnerable communities. The intervention supports the most-in-need Lebanese public schools and employs MEHE's standards for public school rehabilitation and safety which benefits children enrolled in all grades from KG to Grade 12. A significant component of the school rehabilitation will ensure the presence of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools, as well as meeting the accessibility standards that will facilitate the inclusi...

GOVERNMENT OF ITALY TO REHAB ADDITIONAL 7 LEBANESE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR IMPROVED LEARNING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN LEBANON

Education
The Embassy of Italy in Beirut signed today a €2 million funding agreement in support of UNICEF's school rehabilitation programme. The program, part of UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education RACE II initiative, seeks to improve the physical learning environment in public schools throughout Lebanon, with a focus on the most vulnerable communities. The intervention supports the most-in-need Lebanese public schools and employs MEHE's standards for public school rehabilitation and safety which benefits children enrolled in all grades from KG to Grade 12. A significant component of the school rehabilitation will ensure the presence of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools, as well as meeting the accessibility standards that will facilitate the inclusio...