AL-HALABI MEETS INDIAN, SOUTH KOREAN AMBASSADORS, TALKS TOUCH ON COOPERATION IN EDUCATION FIELD

Caretaker Minister of Education, Dr. Abbas Al-Halabi, received today Indian Ambassador to Lebanon, Muhammad Nour Al-Rahman Al-Sheikh, at the head of a delegation of employees at the embassy.Discussions touched on ways of strengthening bilateral relati…

Caretaker Minister of Education, Dr. Abbas Al-Halabi, received today Indian Ambassador to Lebanon, Muhammad Nour Al-Rahman Al-Sheikh, at the head of a delegation of employees at the embassy.

Discussions touched on ways of strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation, where Minister Halabi received an invitation to participate a meeting that will be held on November 17, which he agreed to attend remotely.

Al-Halabi also assigned a team of administrative staff from the Ministry’s general directorates to participate in the program to improve administrative performance and use of technology, through the Lebanese-Indian cooperation program that includes employee training courses.

Minister Halabi later received South Korean Ambassador to Lebanon, Il Park, accompanied by the President of the Lebanese Society for Studies and Training and the Director of Secondary Education, Khaled Fayed.

Talks centered on the in-kind aid project that Korea intends to implement for the benefit of secondary and public schools in Lebanon, including supply of solar energy and equipment for these institutions in the Baalbek-Hermel region.

Al-Halabi welcomed the ambassador and the accompanying delegation and thanked them for this generous initiative to embrace and assist public schools in the aforementioned region.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

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Doha, Lusail University (LU) and Education Above All foundation (EAA) signed a cooperation agreement to make young residents who lived most of their lives in Qatar eligible for the Qatar scholarship program, offered by EAA, in partnership with the Gen…

Doha, Lusail University (LU) and Education Above All foundation (EAA) signed a cooperation agreement to make young residents who lived most of their lives in Qatar eligible for the Qatar scholarship program, offered by EAA, in partnership with the General Directorate of Endowments of the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs.

The agreement was signed by Vice President for Student Affairs at Lusail University Fatma Al Mesleh and Director of EAA’s Al Fakhoora Program Talal Al Hothal, whereby the agreement stipulated that both parties would cooperate to provide scholarships for students at Lusail University and to enhance opportunities for coordination and partnership in the fields. Other matters of common interest.

This agreement manifests the goals of both EAA and LU, whereby EAA aims to change the world by providing children and the youth access to education, which is the best tool to alleviate poverty and bring about justice and peace, unleashing children and the youth’s full potential. As for LU, it aims to graduate a qualified workforce that is characterized by quality, integrity, transparency, leadership, innovation, respect, cultural diversity, continuous learning, and community participation to meet labor market needs.

In this context, Fatma Al Mesleh said that stemming from LU’s convention in education for all, the University strongly invested in the interests of students, sparing no effort to support them in completing their university studies, including through contacting third-party entities to offer eligible students scholarships.

For his part, Talal Al Hothal said that EAA sees education as a bridge towards achieving sustainable development and establishing more just and prosperous societies.

He expressed hope that this partnership would yield positive and sustainable returns for students and the country’s development.

Qatar Scholarships offers people between the ages of 17 and 25 years old, who spent most of their lives in Qatar, the chance to complete their higher education in Doha-based universities.

The program is implemented by EAA, with the support of the Waqf Bank for Scientific and Cultural Development.

Source: Qatar News Agency

NCSA Provides Cybersecurity Training to Institute of Public Administration Trainees

The National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) organized a cybersecurity training course in collaboration with the Institute of Public Administration of the Civil Services and Government Development Bureau of Qatar in an effort to ensure digital safety awa…


The National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) organized a cybersecurity training course in collaboration with the Institute of Public Administration of the Civil Services and Government Development Bureau of Qatar in an effort to ensure digital safety awareness in an electronic workspace.



The program aims to raise awareness and train 560 Qatari employees over two years as part of the NCSA’s partnership in the Institute of Public Administration 2023 training plan, covering the training needs of 54 government agencies subject to the Civil Human Resources Law.



In this regard, National Cyber Excellence Department Director at NCSA Dalal Al Aqeedi stressed the importance of the partnership and cooperation between NCSA and the Civil Services and Government Development Bureau of Qatar, especially through its Institute of Public Administration, in enhancing the country’s employee cybersecurity competencies. She added that trainee needs were taken into account, whereby training programs were offered at various dates and times. Additionally, she said that this year two cybersecurity workshops were offered: one basic level and the other advanced, delivered virtually and in person.



Al Aqeedi pointed out that seven foundational courses were completed this year, equipping trainees with the knowledge and tools to deal with electronic threats with high efficiency, adding that another nine advanced courses were also completed.



Training tackled topics such as data security, cybersecurity risks, and cybersecurity best practices, securing state institutions and ensuring work continuity, in line with Qatar National Cyber Security Strategy.



Source: Qatar News Agency

An outstanding student appeals to charitable people to help him complete his university studies

Muhannad is in his fourth year of study at the university. He obtained a 95% average in high school and was able to enroll in the College of Engineering, to obtain in all his semesters the distinction of “Academic Excellence” and to be on the honor bo…


Muhannad is in his fourth year of study at the university. He obtained a 95% average in high school and was able to enroll in the College of Engineering, to obtain in all his semesters the distinction of “Academic Excellence” and to be on the honor board and among the top students in the college. However, all of that He was unable to obtain a scholarship to continue his educational career without worry.



Muhannad is from a needy family. The father abandoned his family and there is no breadwinner for the family. He and his sister are forced to work outside of their university work to provide the basics of the house, including food and drink, in addition to the monthly house rent, which amounts to a thousand shekels. His mother suffers from high blood pressure and heart diseases, and her health condition is unstable.



Muhannad hopes to continue his university studies until he obtains a university degree that will provide him and his family with a better future. He would like to register for his first semester and may lose his university seat if his university fees of 5,225 shekels are not available.



To provide assistance, please call 0597032595. Thank you



Source: Maan News Agency

The Ministry of Social Development and Family (MSDF) organized Monday a symposium titled “The Role of Education in Community Building” in celebration of International Literacy Day with the participation of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Education Above All Foundation, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The symposium, organized by the Community Development Department of the Ministry, discussed the importance of reducing illiteracy and raising awareness about the significance of education. It provided an opportunity for relevant authorities, civil soc…


The symposium, organized by the Community Development Department of the Ministry, discussed the importance of reducing illiteracy and raising awareness about the significance of education. It provided an opportunity for relevant authorities, civil society organizations, and stakeholders to discuss and present the major improvements in literacy rates.



Assistant Undersecretary for Social Development Affairs, Ghanim Mubarak Al Kuwari, emphasized the ministry’s keen interest in empowering and facilitating opportunities for those affected by illiteracy by providing them with education and engaging them in public life. He added that the ministry implements national strategies, plans, and policies related to family care, especially for the elderly.



He underscored the ministry’s keenness to celebrate this day to highlight the significance of literacy and education for individuals and communities. He stressed that education plays a pivotal role in community development, providing individuals with the knowledge and skills needed for personal and professional success.



Acting Director of the Community Development Department, Hadeel Al Ajeel, stressed the importance of this annual event, pointing out that various concerned entities use this platform to showcase their efforts, projects, and supportive programs aimed at eradicating illiteracy.



She said that Qatar has made significant contributions to the establishment of numerous educational centers for adult education and literacy, pointing out that the Ministry of Social Development and Family plays a pivotal role in achieving sustainable development and improving the quality of life for individuals affected by illiteracy and directs its efforts and resources towards this goal.



International Literacy Day falls on September 8th each year and was recognized by UNESCO in 1966. Its purpose is to shed light on the importance of literacy for individuals and communities.



Qatar has established numerous educational centers for adult education and literacy. These centers aim to teach reading and writing to adults, with the first adult education and literacy center being established in 1954.



Qatar’s efforts to eradicate illiteracy extend to the Arab region and the world via various programs, initiatives, and international conferences focused on addressing illiteracy. Additionally, the “Educate A Child” initiative, implemented by the Education Above All Foundation, aims to reduce the number of children deprived of their right to education.



Source: Qatar News Agency

On Monday, the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities, Professor Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama, presented a symposium entitled “The Reality of Higher Education in the Arab World” at the theater of Palestine National University, in the presence of the Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, Professor Daoud Al-Zeer, and the Acting Governor of the University of Palestine. Lahm Muhammad Taha, the President of the University, Dr. Imad Al-Zeer, a member of the Board of Trustees, Professor Shawqi Al-Issa, Major General Kamel Hamid, the Deputy and Assistants to the President of the University, and members of the academic and administrative bodies.

The President of the University, Dr. Imad Al-Zeer, welcomed the guest and the attendees, pointing out that the invitation comes in the context of the University’s constant endeavor to strengthen relations with Arab organizations and universities, poin…


The President of the University, Dr. Imad Al-Zeer, welcomed the guest and the attendees, pointing out that the invitation comes in the context of the University’s constant endeavor to strengthen relations with Arab organizations and universities, pointing out that the Union of Arab Universities is considered one of the most important Arab organizations working to unite Arab universities and enhance communication between them.



For his part, Professor Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama expressed his great happiness to be alone on this good land, the land of Palestine, saying, “Since the first day I assumed my position, I have been keen to visit Palestinian universities, and thank God I was able to fulfill my desire to be hosted by Palestine National University, and I am happy to be there.” “With you and between you.”



He thanked Palestine Ahliya University for this generous invitation and facilitating the visit to get to know the reality of Palestinian universities closely and meet university presidents.



He gave an overview of the Association of Arab Universities, saying that it is a non-governmental organization founded in 1964 based on a decision issued by the League of Arab States. Its membership includes more than 450 Arab universities and its headquarters are in the Jordanian capital, Amman.



He presented a set of figures about the reality of higher education in the Arab world, most notably the enrollment of 65% of students in humanities majors in universities, and 35% of students in other majors.



He said that about 600,000 students from the Arab world are studying outside their countries, including 50% who remain in these countries.



He talked about the reality of Arab universities in the international rankings, explaining that there are about 14 Arab universities among the top 500 universities in the world.



He said that scientific research and financing scientific research are considered the most prominent challenges facing higher education in the Arab world, adding that Arab countries spend less than 1% of their national income on scientific research only, and this percentage is very small compared to developed countries.



He talked about the role of universities in light of artificial intelligence, pointing out that there are many questions about the role of universities in the future and they will be discussed during a conference during the coming period.



He also spoke about the objectives of the Union, the most prominent of which are cooperation in controlling the quality of university and higher education and ensuring its quality, striving to achieve mutual recognition of academic degrees and certificates issued by educational institutions, supporting student excellence and creativity, encouraging joint student activities between educational institutions, encouraging the establishment of research centers and supporting the conduct of joint scientific research and exchange. Its results, paying attention to applied research, linking its topics to Arab economic and social development plans, strengthening cooperation between educational institutions and coordinating their efforts among themselves and with universities and relevant regional and international institutions, especially in keeping pace with the developments of the times and modern educational techniques and patterns.



He said that the Union includes under its umbrella 40 educational institutions distributed in various universities in the Arab world, and it also works to provide many awards in the subjects of scientific research, excellence and creativity



Source: Maan News Agency