Education Ministry participates in regional dialogue forum

Cairo, The Education Ministry has participated in the Regional Dialogue Forum on “The Future of Education and Education on Human Rights: for a new social contract”.The forum was organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in coo…

Cairo, The Education Ministry has participated in the Regional Dialogue Forum on "The Future of Education and Education on Human Rights: for a new social contract".

The forum was organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in Cairo, Egypt, with the participation of 22 Arab countries.

The event, which was held within the framework of the keenness to hold regional consultations to discuss the and education in the field of human rights, coincides with the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. It aimed to highlighting the best practices in education in the field of human rights.

Fatima Adel Sanad, specialist at the Education for Citizenship Unit in the Education Ministry’s Curriculum Development and Policies Directorate, presented a work paper on the kingdom's experience in education for citizenship and spreading the culture of human rights through the educational system.

She highlighted the interest of the kingdom's leadership in this field, as reflected in the national laws and legislation. She also reviewed the new and developed curricula that were introduced in schools.

She also shed light on the school project to promote citizenship and human rights, and made some recommendations regarding the future of education on human rights in the Arab region, based on Bahrain's experience.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

The Minister of Higher Education Stresses The Importance Of Cooperation With IAEA In The Clean Energy

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chairman of the Atomic Energy, Naeem Al-Aboudi, stressed today, Tuesday, the importance of cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency in the fields of clean energy.A statement by th…

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chairman of the Atomic Energy, Naeem Al-Aboudi, stressed today, Tuesday, the importance of cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency in the fields of clean energy.

A statement by the Ministry of Education said that Al-Aboudi met with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, and discussed with him the International Atomic Energy Agency's support for Iraq in the peaceful use of atomic energy in many scientific fields that serve the sustainable development environment and its goals."

The Minister of Education stressed "the importance of cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency in the field of fragmentation and production of radioactive isotopes, enabling Iraq to combat cancer, supporting the agricultural sector, combating insects, desalinating well water for agricultural purposes, using clean energy in producing electricity, confronting climate change, and strengthening knowledge programs in nuclear specializations in universities and academic institutions."

For his part, Rafael Mariano Grossi expressed his "desire to visit Iraq and the International Agency's support for it in the field of peaceful use of energy."

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

UNESCO adds 47 new sites to World Heritage List

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) finalized the addition of 47 new sites to its World Heritage List, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Uruq Bani Ma’arid Reserve.Member states nominated 50 natural, cultural, and m…

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) finalized the addition of 47 new sites to its World Heritage List, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Uruq Bani Ma'arid Reserve.

Member states nominated 50 natural, cultural, and mixed sites during the 45th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh from September 10 to 25, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The committee postponed the addition of one of the sites, rejected another site, and approved the extension of five other World Heritage sites, UNESCO said in a statement.

The new additions included two Arab sites besides the Saudi reserve -- Palestine’s Ancient Jericho and Tunisia’s Djerba Island.

Mohlago Flora Mokgohloa of South Africa, who presided over the session adding the Saudi reserve, expressed gratitude for the delegations participating in the meetings and hailed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s warm hospitality.

“We feel inspired by all the developments we see in the Kingdom,” Mokgohloa said. “These are big steps towards expanding the biodiversity and environmental preservation

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Education Minister meets RCSI-Bahrain delegation

Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council (HEC), met a delegation from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-Bahrain), led by Prof…

Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council (HEC), met a delegation from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-Bahrain), led by Professor Cathal Kelly, RCSI Vice Chancellor and Registrar.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Diana Abdulkarim Al Jahrami, Secretary General of the Higher Education Council (HEC), and Dr. Farzana AlMaraghi (Director of Scientific Research) Higher Education Council Bahrain, Dr. Sameer Otoom, President of the RCSI Medical University of Bahrain; and Stephen Harrison-Mirfield, Head of School of Postgraduate Studies and Research.

The minister praised RCSI-Bahrain for its role in advancing the higher education sector and providing academic programmes in medicine and sciences in the kingdom.

He lauded the partnership between the HEC and the RCSI in achieving the strategic goals of developing the higher education sector in Bahrain.

The minister was briefed on the RCSI-Bahrain's future plans which include expanding the college’s facilities and developing new ones, and the college’s most important programmes, in addition to its current and future projects.

The two parties discussed further enhancing cooperation between the Education Ministry and the RCSI by doubling joint programs targeting secondary schools.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Deputy Premier congratulates UoB students, faculty on new academic year

Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, has congratulated the students, faculty and administrative staff of the University of Bahrain (UoB) on the new academic year 2023-2024, wishing them every success.While visiting UoB today to …

Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, has congratulated the students, faculty and administrative staff of the University of Bahrain (UoB) on the new academic year 2023-2024, wishing them every success.

While visiting UoB today to be assured about the smooth flow of studying on the first day of the academic year, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla urged students to work hard and improve their academic achievements, which will benefit the kingdom by enabling it to remain a leader in human development indicators.

He paid tribute to UoB management for their early preparations for the new academic, commending the efforts of UoB faculty for their commitment to undertake their noble mission in the service of the kingdom and its people.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Education Minister announces results of second re-sit exams for grade 9 students

Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Education Minister, has announced that the marking of the second re-sit exams for the third intermediate students who had failed to pass their exams last year or the previous years has been completed.The minister unveiled…

Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Education Minister, has announced that the marking of the second re-sit exams for the third intermediate students who had failed to pass their exams last year or the previous years has been completed.

The minister unveiled that 90 out of the 126 students who sat the second re-sit exam had passed, with a success rate of 71%, noting that the remaining 36 students either failed again or missed their exams.

Dr. Juma expressed delight at the results, confirming the effectiveness of holding a third round for failing students.

He congratulated those who passed their second re-sit exams, adding that they will receive their certificates from their intermediate schools and join secondary schools.

Regarding the re-sit exams for secondary and technical students, the Education Minister said that the marking process is underway and that their results will be announced by the end of next week.

Source: Bahrain News Agency