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Expo 2020 Dubai: Focus on education, human empowerment to build optimistic future
Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE's Minister of Education attended the fourth edition of the Aqdar World Summit in Fazaa Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Kuwait reopens schools amid strict precautions after 19-month shutdown
Thousands of students across Kuwait returned yesterday to their classes as the country decided to reopen schools after 19 months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a smile on his face, Ali Al-Mhana, a 10th grader, wears his school uniform and a face mask waiting for his friends outside the school in Hawally Governorate. “I will meet all my friends again. I never thought I would say that, but I missed school,” he told Xinhua.
Universities record 25% surge in enrolments as new term starts
Dubai universities have commenced the new academic year with a 25 per cent surge in student enrolments.
Education sectors ready for school year to begin Sept
All sectors of the Ministry of Education confirmed their readiness to start the school year end September through a wide range of procedures on receiving students despite current conditions and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Saudi minister’s ‘lesson’ on future of education
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s education system is responding to an urgent demand to boost students’ global competitiveness and meet the future needs of the country, Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh said.
Saudi Cabinet gives nod for setting up research, development, innovation authority
Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved the establishment of an authority for research, development and innovation among other key decisions.
Kuwait ready for reopening of schools in September
Education Minister Ali Al-Mudhaf on Thursday affirmed the resumption of study at schools from September through a well-studied plan for the safety of students in all grades. Regular study at schools has been suspended for more than a year across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Deal signed to boost cybersecurity education in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry and the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) signed an agreement on Tuesday to launch joint training and research programs in the field of cybersecurity.
500,000+ students start second semester tomorrow
More than 500,000 students will start the second school term today following a break of a month and a half. The education ministry has adjusted the teaching plan for the first three elementary grades, after a decision was made to have real-time classes and not recorded classes, as the case was in the first term, so there can be interaction between teachers and students.
DIFC, EdAid partner to deliver digital education
The UAE’s DIFC Academy has partnered with EdAid, a London-based fintech platform dedicated to increasing access to higher education, to launch the Future Campus.
Saudisation of education to create 87,000 jobs
A plan to localise jobs in the Saudi education sector is expected to provide over 87,000 jobs for citizens, according to a local report.
Online school sees 60% rise in Saudi student enrolments
Online school platform iCademy Middle East has witnessed a 60 percent rise in the number of students using its services during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Aramco’s entrepreneurship arm Wa’ed invests $500k in teaching platform
Wa’ed, the entrepreneurship arm of Saudi Aramco, has invested $500,000 in Ynmo, the first Arabic-English software platform for teachers of students with disabilities.
Ataa Educational signs acquisition deal to buy 52% in Al Wasat National Schools
Ataa Educational Co. signed a 52 percent acquisition agreement with Al Wasat National Schools for Training and Education Co. (a limited liability firm), in exchange for land presented by Ataa, by transferring of land ownership in favor of Al Wasat National Schools (the subject of acquisition).
Ataa Educational grants discounts on tuition fees in Saudi Arabia
The Ataa Educational Company announced on Sunday that its board of directors has decided to grant special discounts on tuition fees for the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Gulf Medical University launches online education centre
As Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman celebrated its 22nd anniversary, it has launched a dedicated centre that will design and deliver online professional education to medical professionals, students and individuals around the world.
Bahrain allows partial return to school from Sunday
Bahrain has said it will allow the return of students on an optional basis to their classrooms next week amid stringent precautions against the coronavirus.
Teachers, administrative staff to return to Bahrain schools on Sunday
Bahrain has said that teaching and administrative staff will return to public schools on Sunday in the run-up to the new academic year.
Full marks for edtech in GCC
The education sector in the region has always been progressive and tech-savvy, and which has further received a boost during the Covid-19 outbreak with most schools compelled to upgrade their online teaching services.
Saudi education minister opens two digital colleges for women
Hamad Al-Sheikh inaugurated the first two digital colleges for women in Riyadh and Jeddah on Wednesday.
Oman schools will not reopen if virus numbers continue to rise
The Ministry of Health of Oman has said that returning to normal life is a necessary step but this will only happen with the continued adherence to preventive measures and maintaining social distancing in public places and family gatherings.
Distance education will contribute to developing digital economy, say experts
Distance learning will push Saudi Arabia forward on the path to digital transformation, experts say.
Ajman University hosts virtual orientation week
The Office of Student Life at the Deanship of Student Services, Ajman University (AU), has run a series of remote activities as part of the Orientation Week for new students for the Fall Semester 2020-2021.
Schools in Oman all set to reopen in November
Dr. Abdullah Al Ambusaidi, Undersecretary of Ministry of Education said that bilingual schools, community schools and those following international curriculum will continue online education until November 1. After that, schools will be reopened.
Sheikh Mohammed reviews preparations for the new school year
Parents of school students have the choice to choose between their children’s attendance and distance learning in the first semester.
BahrainBahrain to start school year on September 6
The administrative and teaching staff of schools across Bahrain will start work on September 6 as previously announced, the Ministry of Education announced yesterday as reported by local media.
Kuwait eager to implement digital education
The Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Saud Al-Harbi confirmed on Sunday the importance of transforming into digital education under the current circumstances, as the ministry has been working hard on setting a plan for the last three months.
Dubai government issues protocols on reopening schools
The health and safety of students and staff at Dubai’s private schools take top priority in new protocols just released by the Government of Dubai.
KHDA says Dubai schools can open from start of 2020-2021 year
Schools and universities across Dubai will be allowed to operate from the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, provided that they comply with health and safety protocols, according to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Combating coronavirus: Schools, universities in Dubai allowed to reopen in new academic year
Schools and universities in Dubai will be allowed to open and operate from the start of the 2020/21 academic year, the emirate's Dubai's education regulator, Knowledge and Human Development Authority ( KHDA) has confirmed on its website.
Saudi education platform raises $13m in latest funding round
Noon Academy, an education technology platform based in Saudi Arabia, raised $13 million in its latest funding round as more students turn to online education amid Covid-19-enforced school closures.
Dr. Saleh Al-Tayar, head of the Centre for French-Arab Studies in Paris
A decision was issued by the chamber’s council on Wednesday to renew his nomination with an overwhelming majority of 91 percent of members.
UAE schools to start summer break in early July, ministry confirms
UAE Ministry of Education confirmed that public and private schools in the country will start their summer break on July 2.
Oman's A'Soud Global School announces 20% discount in term 3 fees
A’soud Global School (AGS) in Oman, part of Al Najah Education, has announced a 20 percent reduction in school fees for term three.
Late Sultan Qaboos bin Saud funds training for 150,000 Omani students
One hundred and fifty thousand Omani students are set to benefit from training programmes funded by the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who passed away earlier this month.
Abu Dhabi University says work on $81m campus 75% complete
Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced the completion of 75 percent of its AED300 million ($81 million) new campus in Al Ain.
Bahrain's GFH eyes deals for new $200m education platform
Bahrain-based GFH Financial Group (GFH) has announced the launch of Britus Education, a K-12 education platform designed to take advantage of value opportunities in the fragmented trillion dollar global private education industry.
Saudi ministry launches training program on education policy
The Saudi Education Ministry has launched a training program titled “Effective reform foundations for education policies: Research and policymaking,” presented by the Education Policy Research Center in cooperation with the World Bank.
Saudi University takes part in World Energy Congress
King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) concluded its participation in the 24th World Energy Congress, which was held on Sept. 9-12 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Misk Academy launches 14 programs to train young Saudis
RIYADH: The Misk Academy, part of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk), has launched the third round of the Misk Udacity Program, in partnership with Udacity which aims to develop and build skills in the digital world.
Gems Education, Hassana complete acquisition of Ma'arif
Gems Education KSA, a joint venture company owned by the General Organisation for Social Insurance and Gems Education, has completed the ac
First American-style university set to open in Bahrain
The first purpose-built, American-style university is set to open in Bahrain in September.
Consortium buys 30% stake in Dubai's Gems Education
A consortium led by CVC Capital Partners has announced acquiring 30 per cent stake in Dubai-based Gems Education.
Bahrain's GFH acquires schools, eyes education push
Bahrain-based GFH Financial Group has signed a deal to acquire six schools as it plans to expand investments in the regional education sector.
Hundreds of Kuwait’s expat teachers to be sacked
Kuwait will sack 365 expat teachers by the end of the school year according to the Ministry of Education, national daily Kuwait Times reported.
Dubai launches free economic, creative zones in universities
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, said that the Government of Dubai is taking the necessary steps to implement the 50-Year Charter to ensure a sustained development march that will turn Dubai into the best city in the world.
UAE education sector booming
The UAE's education sector is set to welcome more schools as demand is expected to surge. The recent introduction of favourable government policies is also expected to give a major boost to the sector
Sheikh Mohammed launches biggest e-learning platform
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the new e-learning platform,, which will give over 50 million Arab students around the world access to 5,000 educational videos for free.
Oman's Investments in Educational Sector Increase to 130 Percent
“The increase in salaries in 2015 was the main reason for the increase in expenditure in education,” said Al Hosni. “Salaries constitute about 88 per cent of the budget of the Ministry of Education.” The percentage share from total government expenditure also increased last year to 11 per cent, compared with 8 per cent a decade ago.
Mohammed at DHA workshop sessions
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,
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