Wednesday, April 14

Education

Judicial Studies Students of Umm Al-Qura University Take Part in GCC SCCA Arabic Moot

Education
Makkah, A number of students of the College of Judicial Studies and Regulations at Umm Al-Qura University participated in the GCC SCCA Arabic Moot, which was organized by the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration during the period from October 2020 to April 2021, with the participation of 54 teams of students from the colleges of Sharia and Law in 36 universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries. The participating team from Umm Al-Qura University qualified for the competition finals under the supervision of a specialized team of the faculty members at Umm Al-Qura University led by Dr. Hassan Al-Matrafi. During the competition, student Mohammad Al-Ghamdi won the sixth place, while student Ahmed Al-Ansari won the eighth place.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Syrian students, community in Cyprus and Italy call for lifting coercive measures on their country

Education
Nicosia, Syrian students studying in Cyprus and members of the Syrian community there have stressed the need for the European Union to lift the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people and end the unjust blockade imposed on them, which affects all walks of life, especially in light of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.  In a letter sent by the National Union for Syrian Students-Cyprus Branch and Dr. Elias Dahir, Honorary Head of the Syrian community in Cyprus, to the Representative Office of the European Commission in Nicosia, the Syrian students and members of the community affirmed that the Syrian people who have suffered from terrorism and the repercussions of the unjust global war against them are still adhering to their homeland and they are the onl...

President of Islamic University Receives Ambassador of Denmark

Education
Madinah, President of the Islamic University of Madinah Dr. Mamdouh bin Saud bin Thunayan received here today Ambassador of Denmark to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ole Moesby and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of a number of the university's officials. During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest and enhancing the aspects of cooperation. The Danish Ambassador toured some of the university’s facilities, including the medical center, the public library at the Deanship of Library Affairs, and the studios of the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

With participation of Syria, virtual meeting of the UN about giving priority to recovery of education process

Education
Damascus, -Syria participated in the virtual high-level meeting via internet, organized by the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and entitled “one year after the spread of the Coronavirus, giving priority to the recovery of the education process to avoid generation disaster.” The meeting, which aims to provide a platform for mutual learning via the Internet reaching formation of a comprehensive recovery process for education enlightened by knowledge and evidence, included three axes; keeping schools open, giving priority to teachers and supporting them, school and university dropout, learning loss, digital transformation and the future of education. Minister of Education, Darem Tabaa, said in a speech during the meeting that the Syrian youth i...

Education Ministry: 110 coronavirus infections registered in Syrian schools within a week

Education
Damascus, School Health Department at the Education Ministry announced that 110 confirmed cases of Coronavirus were registered in schools in all provinces during the last week. In a statement to SANA, the Department clarified that at the beginning of the last week, random swabs were taken in Damascus, Tartous, and Damascus Countryside. The Department said that 110 confirmed cases were recorded in all schools of the country, including 39 in Tartous, 33 in Damascus, and 16 in Damascus countryside. It confirmed that the infections are treated at home and do not require hospitalization, and there is no death among students or teachers, and the Ministry of Education deals with suspected and confirmed cases according to the approved health protocol, and it follows up the health situatio...

Saudi Arabia, US Discuss Consolidating Relations, Technological Partnerships

Education
Riyadh, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah Al-Suwaha discussed here today with the US Chargé d'affaires in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Martina Strong and the accompanying delegation means to consolidate bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, in the domain of communications and information technology, in addition to the digital infrastructure and the digital economy. The meeting, which was attended by a number of the ministry's officials, discussed also cooperation opportunities, enhancing activities, experience exchange and establishing fruitful technological partnerships among big US tech-companies with their Saudi counterparts.   Source: Saudi Press Agency