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King Saud University signs academic agreement with University of Tokyo
King Saud University and the University of Tokyo have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen academic collaboration in physics, chemistry and Earth sciences.
IsDB, SFD, Arab Coordination Group join hands to raise $500m for education initiatives
A global partnership involving the Islamic Development Bank will inject $500 million into educational initiatives across member countries of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation.
UAE jobs: Universities to revamp legal programmes to boost prospects for law graduates
Legal programmes in UAE universities are being revamped to help increase job opportunities for the country’s law graduates.
Saudi King Fahd University boosts scientific research with 17 agreements
Scientific research is set to strengthen in Saudi Arabia with the signing of 17 agreements with various entities, focusing on energy, water, and manufacturing sectors.
Saudi edtech startup iStoria secures $1.3m in funding
Saudi Arabia’s educational technology sector continues to garner investor interest as iStoria secured SR5 million ($1.3 million) in a seed funding round.
Over 50% of education sector jobs to be automated, says expert
More than 50 per cent of the jobs in institutions worldwide, including those in the UAE, are expected to be automated as artificial intelligence with generative capabilities is poised to revolutionise the education sector, an expert has said.
DGDA and King Saud University strengthen partnership
Diriyah Gate Development Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with King Saud University to enhance cooperation and collaboration on the future development of both masterplans
Over 1,000 teachers to be terminated
Informed sources said the Education Ministry informed over 1,000 teachers of both genders they will be terminated at the end of the academic year, with more teachers to be laid off.
Kuwait, Korea ink education deal
Kuwait University signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with South Korea’s King Sejeong Institute, a government-funded institute which assists students worldwide seeking to learn Korean language and culture.
UAE: Ministry of Education issues clarification on curriculum
The Ministry of Education has issued a clarification regarding a curriculum, in a tweet posted earlier this week.
Ministry of Education relaxes rule for university admission
Higher education institutions in the UAE are no longer required to apply Emirates Standardized Tests (EmSAT) for university admissions, it was announced on Thursday.
MoE to speed up hiring of teachers
Informed sources said the education ministry plans to start the work of contracting teachers from abroad before the end of the school year and not during the summer break to avoid any delays with contracted teachers and ensure their arrival in Kuwait before the start of the new academic year.
Education ministry to open several foreign schools
The education ministry has approved opening branches of foreign schools but refused to open branches of Arab universities in Kuwait that did not meet special requirements.
Kuwait University to accept foreign students for a fee
Kuwait University will accept 7,953 students in all its colleges for the 2022-2023 academic year, including foreign students for a fee.
89 agreements signed at Saudi International Education Conference
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education issued a statement on Thursday saying that a total of 89 agreements had been signed at its International Education Conference Exhibition 2022 in Riyadh this week.
Princess Nourah University signs MoU with foreign universities
Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University concluded 11 memoranda of understanding for cooperation and executive programs with several local, and international universities and institutions, at the International Conference and Exhibition for Education held at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center.
Princess Nourah University signs MoU with foreign universities
Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University concluded 11 memoranda of understanding for cooperation and executive programs with several local, and international universities and institutions, at the International Conference and Exhibition for Education held at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center.
Covid in UAE: New rules for schools, teachers, administrative staff from today
The Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) has issued the new measures for public school teachers and administrative staff attending schools physically, which should be adhered to in the coming week to protect the health of everyone against Covid-19.
Free coding school in Abu Dhabi has 1,000 places available
Abu Dhabi's free, no-teacher and no-classroom coding school has opened admissions for its second cohort of students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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