The Egyptian city of Bassioun, in the governorate of Gharbia, has inaugurated the Mohamed Salah Military Industrial Secondary School, the first of its kind in the city and among the best 27 technical schools in Egypt. The school, named after the 27-year-old Egyptian Liverpool star, is located in Salah’s... Read more
Some 1.5 million schoolchildren in Jordan headed back to class for the first time in a month on Sunday after the government reached a deal with striking teachers over pay hikes. Educators walked out of classrooms less than a week after school resumed in September following summer vacation, saying... Read more
Dubai Police has honoured Ahmed Mukhtar Al Bulooshi, the first visually-challenged teacher in the UAE. This was done on the occasion of World’s Teacher Day celebrated on October 5. He has been honoured for his efforts in helping visually-challenged students by incorporating braille in their academic curriculum and also... Read more
The husband of a British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran since 2016 said on Saturday the couple’s decision to send their five-year-old daughter to him in Britain to start school was “bittersweet”. Richard Ratcliffe, whose wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a five-year term for sedition, told AFP he is looking... Read more
The Palestinian Museum in Ramallah on Sunday will host a book launch for “Feast of Ashes” from 6:30-8:30 pm. Written by Sato Moughalian, an Armenian-American, the book focuses on her grandfather, David Ohannessian, one of the artists credited with introducing Armenian ceramics in Jerusalem. Ohannessian founded the “Dome of... Read more
A consortium of investors led by Fajr Capital, including Blackstone and Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the sovereign wealth fund of  Bahrain, have announced the completion of their divestment from Dubai-based GEMS Education. The completion of the sale to a consortium led by CVC Capital Partners follows the signing of... Read more
A Chinese language programme will officially launch in UAE schools starting in September, according to the Ministry of Education. About 150 Chinese language teachers will be recruited for the academic year 2019-2020, a ministry report cited by state news agency WAM said. It said the plan comes amid the... Read more
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has launched a new online programme ‘Sustainability and Major Sport Events’ as part of its ongoing agreement with edX, a global provider of massive open online courses  created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The professional certificate programme in ‘Sustainability... Read more
The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has launched a series of workshops and demonstrations to celebrate the important role of traditional crafts in Qatar. Taking inspiration from the objects on display in the museum galleries, the workshops focus on design and decorative patterns that are typical of local craftsmanship... Read more
A team of students from Qatar will participate in the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad 2019 in Paris, France. The competition is on until July 30. This is the first time students from Qatar are participating in this international scientific competition, which consists of two theoretical and practical examinations in... Read more