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Minister of Education: We’ll Work together to Guarantee Continuation, Resilience of Education, during Coronavirus Pandemic

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Riyadh, Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, presiding over virtual and extraordinary meeting with his counterparts of the G20 member states, stressed that the world has been forced to carry out various preventive and precautionary measures to combat and contain Coronavirus pandemic, including closing educational institutions, leading to changing spontaneous and conventional mechanisms of our educational systems. This was unfolded as the minister presided over the meeting, hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its capacity as the president of the G20. He also conveyed greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH Crown Prince to the delegations taking part, in the meeting, pointing out that the meeting is taking place, not only out of necessity but a...

Education Ministry holds Turkish regime responsible for preventing Syrian students in Idleb from taking their exams

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Damascus, Syrian Education Ministry strongly condemned the Turkish regime-backed terrorist organizations who still prevent students of Idelb to go to Hama to apply for the basic and secondary general exams. The terrorists also assaulted the bus drivers who have gathered to transport the students. The Ministry, in a statement, held the Turkish regime full responsible for preventing the Syrian students from applying for the general exams. “The Turkish regime-backed terrorists, who are governed by the doctrine of darkness and backwardness, still put obstructions and prevent the students from going to areas where exam centers have been provided for that purpose,” the statement said.   Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Syrian students, community in Cuba: Coercive measures crime against humanity

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Havana, Students and members of the Syrian community in Cuba condemned the US unilateral coercive measures which target the Syrian people, affirming that they are considered an outrageous violation of the international laws and norms and human rights. In a statement, students and members of the community indicated that these unjust measures come in the framework of the terrorist war waged against Syria from more than nine years, and they affirm that the US administration which has failed in achieving its schemes through the military terrorism is trying to achieve that through the economic terrorism which targets the Syrian people’s livelihood. They demanded lifting these measures which are considered a crime against humanity, affirming that no one will be able to undermine the will o...

Two Saudi Students Win Medals at Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad

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Riyadh, Two Saudi students have achieved a new success for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by winning two medals at the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, which was held remotely. Khaled bin Hamad Al-Ajran from Manarat Al-Riyadh Schools won the silver medal and Mohammed Saad Al-Shehri from Al-Enayah Schools won the bronze medal at the Olympiad. The students ranked 15th in the competition out of 337 students representing 38 countries, in an unprecedented international scientific achievement that reflects the great support that the education sector in Saudi Arabia receives from the leadership and the interest in building a generation capable of competing at international competitions and achieving international awards.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Education Ministry: 74 Syrian students arrive from Lebanon to apply for high school exams

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Damascus, Education Ministry announced on Saturday the arrival of the second batch of 74 Syrian students coming from Lebanon to apply for the secondary school exams in light of the preventive health tight measures to confront Coronavirus. Education Director of Damascus Countryside, Maher Faraj, told SANA in statement that all the mentioned students had conducted a complete medical test upon their arrival and they will be provided the medical care by the school health Department all the period of their residence to take care about their health and safety. He added that two centers were prepared in the province of Damascus Countryside to host the students, disinfecting and providing them with the necessary requirements.   Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

NEOM, Misk Academy Launch SPARK Program to Empower Entrepreneurship, Innovation in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, NEOM in cooperation with Misk Academy of Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk) has launched the business skills program “ SPARK”, which comes to support and encourage entrepreneurs, who want to develop their ideas to start their businesses, through providing them with needed skills and experience. The program provides intensive training and vocational guidance for trainees over a period of six weeks. Over the course , participants will go through different stages designed with highest necessary standards for the success of projects including learning how to build a successful business strategy and the means of presenting projects professionally to attract investors. The program aims to increase the number of small and medium enterprises that contribute to imp...

Education Minister Discusses Educational Cooperation with UK Ambassador to the Kingdom

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Riyadh, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Education, virtually met with ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Neil Crompton. During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of joint cooperation in the fields of education between the two friendly countries. The two sides also reviewed the situations of the Saudi students in the UK and the British students in Saudi Arabia as well as the efforts exerted by the Education Ministry in developing curricula and measures to confront COVID-19 pandemic.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Education Minister Discusses Educational Cooperation with UK Ambassador to the Kingdom

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Riyadh,Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Education, virtually met with ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Neil Crompton. During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of joint cooperation in the fields of education between the two friendly countries. The two sides also reviewed the situations of the Saudi students in the UK and the British students in Saudi Arabia as well as the efforts exerted by the Education Ministry in developing curricula and measures to confront COVID-19 pandemic.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Arabia Supports Education Sector in Yemen through 15 Projects at a Cost Exceeding USD105 Million

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Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has focused on supporting the education sector through 15 projects at a cost of USD 105,451,204. One of main projects that KSrelief implemented in Yemen, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), during the past five years is a project to assist the integration of returning refugee students from hosting communities to Lahij Governorate, which targeted 3,468 male and female students and teachers, and included the rehabilitation of four schools, in addition to training teachers on handling crisis and emergency situations. “My Education Campaign ” is one of the projects to support Yemeni Ministry of Education by providing 5,000 chairs, desks, and education suppl...

FREE AI LEARNING APPLICATION ALLOWS PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS ACROSS LEBANON TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION

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Following the Lebanese government's decision to close public and private institutions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Tarek Majzoub published on March 17, 2020 the circular n0 15. This circular aimed to orchestrate in details the three different pathways that MEHE will be following for distance learning, having at their core online learning and teaching. In addition to existing provision, thousands of schools and millions of families in Lebanon are being offered free use of a world-leading artificial intelligence learning platform to help children to learn while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), and with the support of the UK go...