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Saudi woman teacher wins education award at MEA Forum

JEDDAH: A Saudi woman secondary school teacher in Jubail has won an international award for the innovative educational methods she presented during the annual Partners in Learning Middle East and Africa Forum held in Jordan recently.

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Arabic content losing out to English in Middle East

An electronic exodus of Middle East youth to English internet websites in search of news and entertainment content may be contributing to a decline in the use of Arabic mother-tongue languages across the region.

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MIDDLE EAST: Online education is vital for the region

With economic imperatives rising and the demand for a more skilled workforce, now is the time for expansion of online higher education courses in the Middle East. However, there are still some challenges and perceptions to overcome. What is it about the present and future of the Middle East that creates a specific need for online education? I would argue …

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Better education demanded by Algerian students

Algiers – Thousands of students held a march in central Algiers on Tuesday to call for better education standards, in defiance of a government ban on demonstrations in the Algerian capital. The students, estimated at between 2,000 and 3,000, ran up against cordons of police deployed in downtown Algiers from the early hours of the morning, journalists at the scene …

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Microsoft & Manpower developing programme to fight youth unemployment

Global recruiter Manpower and solutions and software development systems provider Microsoft are developing joint programmes to help fight youth unemployment. The Memorandum of Understanding sees Microsoft and Manpower work with other partners to develop a training curriculum for young entrepreneurs to foster leading-edge technical, organisational and business development skills.

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EGYPT: Education Minister reinstated amid winds of change

Six years after he was inexplicably sacked from his post as Egypt’s education minister, law professor Ahmed Gamal Moussa was sworn in last week as the new minister of both education and higher education.

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SOMALIA: Free education “too expensive” for Somaliland

HARGEISA, 25 January 2011 (IRIN) – The self-declared republic of Somaliland has introduced free education at primary and intermediate levels and doubled teachers’ salaries but these decisions will be hard to sustain and could affect the quality of public education, say experts.

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AfricanBrains launches African Education Summit 2011

The African Education Summit is a landmark event to bring together the key stakeholders and institutions under one roof to face the challenges of maintaining the levels of both public and private sector investment. The summit is aimed at generating concrete output with an innovative agenda focussing directly on the needs of investment in education & technology across Africa. The agenda will have …

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SOMALIA: Fighting for an education

NAIROBI, 12 January 2011 (IRIN) – Sometimes the teachers make it to school but the children do not – when the fighting is too intense for them to venture outdoors. Sometimes teachers make it to school only to find it has been moved – to enable displaced children to continue learning. This is the nature of teaching in war-torn Mogadishu, …

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MIDDLE EAST: Investing in early education

DAMASCUS, 15 November 2010 (IRIN) – A new regional Early Childhood Centre offering facilities for pre-school children as well as training for child workers in Damascus, Syria, is hoping to boost the quality of pre-primary education in the Middle East.

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