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Syria participates in MENA Innovation in Education Forum in Muscat

Education
Muscat, Syria participated in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Innovation in Education Forum, which was held recently in Muscat, Oman.The Forum discussed mechanisms of investment in the technological education and digital skills on the regional level.Education Minister Imad al-Azab stressed that Syria paid big attention for the educational sector in all its aspects, particularly integrating IT and telecommunication technology in education.Al-Azab reviewed the steps which the Ministry of Education has accomplished in this regard, its efforts to promote it to improve the quality of education and its outcomes, and prepare the generation that is able to interact with the modern technologies and participate actively in national, economic, and human development.The 3-day Forum aimed at e...

80 projects for the service of reconstruction displayed at a student exhibition in Damascus University

Education
Damascus, Eighty projects and researches for the service of reconstruction was displayed at the second exhibition for the graduation projects of the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Faculty students of Damascus University for 2019.The Exhibition, that will last until September 18th, aims to connect the university to the society, invest the researches and projects in the service of scientific, production development, exchange expertise between visitors of the exhibition and the students.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Syria participates in Iran’s Geometry Olympiad (IGO), 2019

Education
Governorates, Students from Syria and about 60 countries competed on Friday at Iran's International Olympiad of Geometry.The online test for the participants was conducted in each country of the participating states at the same time for four and a half hours .146 students represented Syria in the Olympiad. They were distributed on four centers, namely, Faculty of Civil Engineering at Damascus University for participants from Damascus and its countryside, Daraa, Sweida and Quneitra. Faculty of Science at Al-Baath University for participants from Homs, Hama, and Raqqa. Faculty of Science at Aleppo University for participants from the governorates Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Hassaka in addition to the National Center of Excelled Students in Tishreen University for participants from Lattakia a...

Samad advocates compulsory education until completion of intermediate level

Education
MP Jihad al-Samad met on Sunday at his late father's residence in the town of Bakhoun a delegation representing "Al-Nabaa Association", with talks centering on the Association's endeavor to approve a bill at the Parliament Council on compulsory and free education until the end of the intermediate stage.Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Saliha Wannas explained that "the Association is conducting a national campaign to approve a draft law underway, which entails compulsory public education until the end of the intermediate stage, with the activation of the previous law which provides for compulsory formal education until the primary level."She added: "Our focus is particularly for girls because their school dropout rate is high, in order to encourage them to pursue their education.""We t...

Syria participates in Moscow International Book Fair

Education
Moscow- Activities of the 32nd edition of Moscow International Book Fair continued on Friday with participation of Syria, 33 countries and hundreds of Russian and foreign publishers and printing houses.Moscow International Book Fair opened its doors on September4 in Moscow and will last to September 8th.Russian President's Special Representative for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy said, at the opening ceremony of the fair, that Moscow Book Fair is considered as one of the biggest international cultural events in the field of publishing books, pointing out the large turnout the fair is witnessing.In a statement to SANA correspondent in Moscow, Director of the Syrian pavilion at the Fair Alaa al-Mahdi described Syria's participation in the Fair for the third year as very ...

Students in Hasaka reject Qasad’s separatist curricula, begin new school year in state schools

Education
Hasaka, With the start of the new school year, students in Hasaka province head to state schools that teach the curricula of the Syrian Education Ministry in Hasaka and Qamishli cities after the US-backed Qasad (SDF) militias imposed their own curricula in the areas where they are active.SANA met a number of students while on their way to school, including second-grade student Raad from al-Nashwa al-Gharbiya neighborhood who has to commute for 4 kilometers each day to reach al-Azraa school in Hasaka city after Qasad closed down the school in his neighborhood.Fourth-grade student Marah who also studies in al-Azraa school talked to SANA's reporter about her fond memories of Sleiman Alo school in Ghuwairan neighborhood which was also closed down by Qasad, saying that the commute to her new sc...

Hariri receives Qatari and Yemeni Ambassadors, Harvard students

Education
The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri said that in Lebanon, we try to preserve our moderation, coexistence and tolerance, to serve as a model for the region, and we want our constitution to be an example for the constitutions that some of the surrounding countries are trying to establish.Hariri was addressing at the Grand Serail a delegation of Harvard students from Lebanon and 35 countries around the world. He said: The biggest challenge facing Lebanon today is to improve the socio-economic condition of citizens, get rid of corruption and move towards e-government, because corruption is the biggest problem facing Lebanon, and the government has already started working on this path.Hariri stressed the importance of giving the private sector the largest role in managing a nu...

Hariri receives Qatari and Yemeni Ambassadors, Harvard students

Education
The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri said that in Lebanon, we try to preserve our moderation, coexistence and tolerance, to serve as a model for the region, and we want our constitution to be an example for the constitutions that some of the surrounding countries are trying to establish.Hariri was addressing at the Grand Serail a delegation of Harvard students from Lebanon and 35 countries around the world. He said: The biggest challenge facing Lebanon today is to improve the socio-economic condition of citizens, get rid of corruption and move towards e-government, because corruption is the biggest problem facing Lebanon, and the government has already started working on this path.Hariri stressed the importance of giving the private sector the largest role in managing a nu...

Ministry of Education issues results of the second complementary session of baccalaureate certificates

Education
Damascus, Ministry of Education issued on Saturday the results of the second complementary round of the baccalaureate certificate with its scientific and literary sections, the technical and Sharia ones.Education Ministry said in a statement that the number of students who submitted to the exams of the scientific section reached at 69503, among them 61691 succeeded with 88% rate while 26300 ones submitted to the exams of the literary part, among them 22176 succeeded with 84 % rate.On July 10th, the Ministry of Education issued the results of the first round of the exams.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Daoud, Iranian Cultural Counselor tackle cultural relations

Education
Minister of Culture Mohammad Daoud Daoud welcomed at his ministerial office the cultural advisor of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Lebanon, Abbas Khama Yar, with talks touching on means to develop relations between the two countries through the reactivation of the cultural agreement signed since 1956.The counselor relayed to Daoud an official invitation from his Iranian counterpart to visit Tehran for further talks on cultural affairs.The Iranian official said: "I was very pleased to meet with the minister. We spoke at length about bilateral cultural affairs and the distinguished role played by Lebanon in this field. We also discussed the possibility of hosting a Lebanese cultural week in Tehran, along with the participation of Lebanon in the Tehran International Book Fair.""The Lebanese ...