Tuesday, August 9

Education

Council of Universities Affairs Issues Two Regulations for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies

Education
Riyadh-- Led by Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, the Council of University Affairs, issued two new regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate study and examinations to be implemented at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.The two decisions will regulate procedures and keep pace with developments in undergraduate and graduate studies. In an effort to increase the global ranking of Saudi universities, these regulations will increase the efficiency of their operations and improve the quality of education outputs in accordance with labor market demands. In the process, this will boost the recruitment of talented and innovative students and foster differentiation and competition among universities.Board powers are granted to universities in academic procedures based on gover...

Minister of Education Uderscores the Importance of Cooperation with the United States in the fields of Public, Graduate, Scientific Research and Innovation

Education
Jeddah-- Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh has uderscored the importance of educational cooperation and partnership with the United States of America in the fields of public, graduate, post-graduate, scientific research and innovation within achieving the targets of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's vision 2030 and the objectives of the sustainable development.In this regard, the minister cited that there are currently 20,639 Saudi students and trainees studying in US universities and educational foundations.The number of Saudi female and male graduates from US educational institutions over the last 17 years amounted to more than 167,729, Dr. Al Al-Sheikh reported, noting the importance of scholarship program aiming to qualify its graduates to compete in the labor local...

Minister of Education Meets with Turkish, Uzbek Counterparts

Education
Paris-- Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammad Al-Sheikh met with Turkish Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer and Minister of Pre-school Education of Uzbekistan Agrippina Shin, as part of Al-Sheikh’s visit agenda to France to participate in the Transforming Education Pre-Summit and accompanying events at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.The meeting with Özer went over means to enhance existing cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Türkiye in educational, scientific and research fields, teaching of the Arabic language, and schools scholarships offered to serve citizens of the two countries.Meanwhile, Al-Sheikh and his Uzbek counterpart discussed visions and recommendations about enhancing cooperation between the two friendly countries in the early childhood field, voi...

ISESCO Welcomes KSA’s Announcement to Organize First-ever Islamic Arts Biennale

Education
Rabat-- The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) welcomed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s announcement to organize the First-ever Islamic Arts Biennale in Jeddah.In a statement issued by the organization today, the ISESCO affirmed that this great event will be supervised by a global team of specialists in various artistic fields, adding that the location of organizing the Biennale will include exhibition halls, theatre, mosque, art workshops, and seminar rooms in which the various activities of the cultural program will be held.Source: Saudi Press Agency

King Khalid University Wins Global Blackboard LMS Award 2022

Education
Abha, King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of e-Learning, recently won the global “Blackboard” Learning Management System (LMS) Award 2022, in the Teaching and Learning Branch in recognition of its initiative to adopt the full e-learning pattern in 3 scientific courses taught in all university branches.The Dean of the e-Learning Deanship at King Khalid University, Dr. Adel Al Qahmesh explained that the courses (Physics 101 - Chemistry 101 - Biology 101) have been developed with their scientific and theoretical parts, by linking them to the E-lab platforms dedicated to scientific experiments, and the Blackboard platform in order to facilitate access to and review of scientific experiments out of the blackboard system.He drew attention to the qualification and training of acad...

Education and Training Evaluation Commission, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, implements the National Tests (NAFS), prior to the end of the 3rd semester

Education
Riyadh, Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE), carries out the National Tests (NAFS), as one of the main tracks of The National Assessment For Schools (NAFS). It will be the first time in Saudi Arabia to implement such nationwide tests that cover all primary and Middle schools (around 20k schools and around 500k participating students). ETEC has announced that the National Tests (NAFS) will be implemented annually to assess educational achievement of students in primary and Middle schools. Such a nationwide assessment provides reliable data to support decision-making and motivate competition and excellence among schools and education offices and directorates. It will also provide accurate measurement for some Key Performanc...