Pearson welcomes World Bank’s $5 billion education pledge

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Separate commitments from Pearson and World Bank focus on promoting evidenced-based learning and the uptake of basic skills. Pearson , the world’s largest learning company, has welcomed the World Bank’s renewed commitment to improving basic education in some of the world’s poorest countries. On the eve of the World Education Forum in South Korea, the President of the World Bank ...

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Mercury MENA Achieves Recognition for Employee Training and Engagement Programs


MANAMA, Bahrain: Mercury MENA Bahrain, Bahrain’s leading engineering company, has been named by Ministry of Labour a recipient of the prominent award recognizing a company culture that places a premium on training and engaging employees. “We are very pleased to receive recognition for our initiatives, especially for those that are designed to engage our employees and support them being the ...

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UAE: DEWA receives Cisco’s Best Practices Award


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has been awarded a Best Practices Award from Cisco Systems Global ( CISCO ), for its data centre architecture. The award demonstrates the high quality standard for networks and information security applied by DEWA as part of its efforts to achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ...

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UK Ambassador hails UAE’s shift towards clean, renewable energy


The UK Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Philip Parham hailed today UAE’s continuous efforts to align with the shift towards clean and renewable energy. Speaking at the Energy Industries Council (EIC) Connect Middle East event held today at Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, Ambassador Parham highlighted the Abu Dhabi Economic vision for 2030 which aims at having 64% of ...

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UAE: Ministry of Education approves curriculum for 3rd semester examination of current academic school year


The Ministry of Education (MoE) has revealed that it has already approved the curriculum that will cover the third semester examinations of the current academic school year, especially for transitional classes and specific 12th grade subjects like science and literature. In line with this, the Ministry has already distributed copies of the full details of the approved curriculum, including essential ...

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Experts underscore Morocco’s leadership role in Africa

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On the occasion of the current visit of HM King Mohammed VI to Dakar , Senegal , first leg of an African tour that will take the sovereign to Guinea Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, and Gabon, the Argentinian academic Carlos Adalberto Agozino welcomed the efforts made by Morocco, under the leadership of HM the King, to strengthen South-South cooperation through the ...

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BBC journalists arrested in Qatar for reporting on World Cup labourers

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BBC reporter Mark Lobel and a team of journalists have been arrested in Qatar for reporting on low-paid migrant workers ahead of the World Cup in 2022. Lobel stated, “We were invited to Qatar by the prime minister’s office to see new flagship accommodation for low-paid migrant workers in early May – but while gathering additional material for our report, we ...

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy organises workshop on energy efficiency in government organisations

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has organised a workshop for government departments and organisations in Dubai, to review the energy demand side management strategy and assess its implementation in government facilities in Dubai. The workshop, organised in Shangri-La hotel, Dubai, was attended by HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy , Graeme Sims, ...

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SA: Minister heads to SA-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission

Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies

Pretoria – Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, will today leave for Saudi Arabia to co-chair the 6th session of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission (JEC). Minister Davies will co-chair the South Africa-Saudi Arabia JEC with his counterpart, Dr Twafeeq Al Rabeeach. The JEC is an initiative agreed upon between the two countries to strengthen economic ties and ...

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Google urges UAE’s future leaders of government innovation to utilise new technologies to achieve innovative goals


Participating in seminar on Diploma in Government Innovation A high-level delegation from Google visited the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) and met with participants of Diploma in Government Innovation during a seminar to discuss the mechanism of generating innovative ideas based on new technologies to achieve future goals. The delegation also showcased some of the innovative projects ...

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