The government appointed by the representatives: All denominations of the Libyan currency are normally tradable.

The government appointed by the House of Representatives said that the refusal of some shops and commercial centers to accept the Libyan currency in denominations of (50) dinars from citizens is criminalized by law, and affects the national economy.

This came in a statement issued yesterday, saying that it was to clarify the matter for everyone regarding the confusion that prevailed among people regarding the circulation of the fifty dinar currency.

This case was attributed to ‘the letter addressed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya to the members of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, in which he refers to studying the process of withdrawing the fifty-dinar note in its various issues from circulation.’

The government said that ‘the decision to issue denominations of currency and withdraw them from circulation’ is made in accordance with applicable legislation and the Banking Law is within the jurisdiction of the Governor of the Central Bank and his deputy, ‘and
must be issued with their approval’ and its implementation must be preceded by ‘a warning and a time period of no less than six months until the currency is permanently withdrawn from circulation, and this did not happen” .

“The information circulating among citizens currently has no legal or procedural basis in accordance with the legislation in force, and rejecting the legally circulated currency is a crime punishable under the Libyan Penal Code, and affects the national economy and commercial circulation among people, especially since we are on the cusp of the month of Ramadan.”

At the conclusion of its statement, which it published on its Facebook page last night, the government reassured everyone that all denominations of the Libyan currency are normally negotiable, whether between individuals, banking institutions, or public entities.

Source: Libyan News Agency

Ministry of Education and Higher Education to Inaugurate 1st ‘Act and Impact’ Spring Forum Sunday

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) will hold the first 2023-2024 Spring Forum, ‘Act and Impact’ from Dec. 24 – Jan. 4, 2024, in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports and Youth. Featuring activities across all municipalities, the forum aims to provide students with the opportunity to participate in mid-year vacation activities that develop their athletic talents and creative skills, and enhance their spirit of cooperation and competition. The activities and events that suit multiple age categories enable students to explore and hone their talents, enhance their experiences, and develop their skills. Public school Qatari and resident students and Qatari students in private schools will take part in activities in youth centers, Qatar Women’s Sports Committee, and the Qatar Sports for All Federation, in coordination with the MEHE. Targeted students can apply online via the Qatar Sports Federation app, which is available in Arabic and English on the App Store and Google Play. MEHE’s Head of the Programs and Activities Department Fatima Al Obaidli highlighted the importance of involving students in the Spring Forum centers. The student forums have a key role in the upbringing of students. They serve as a fertile environment that leads to motivating, promoting, and consolidating the best values, creating a loving and attractive educational climate that contributes to building the student’s personality and refining his abilities and talents, she said. She added that the MEHE seeks, through these centers, to motivate students to invest their time in useful, exciting and motivating activities, to train participants to be responsible and socially involved in a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Bahrain’s efforts to include climate issues in education highlighted at GOP28

Dubai, Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Minister of Education, participated in the “Education Ministerial Meeting”, held as part of the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), hosted by Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

The meeting discussed countries’ experiences in enhancing the ability of education systems to contribute to climate action by focusing on climate education.

Addressing the meeting, Dr. Juma reviewed the efforts made by Bahrain to integrate environmental culture in education, as well as consolidate the concepts of afforestation and caring for green areas in educational curricula.

He stressed that the educational institutions in the Kingdom, whether at the level of early education, school education or higher education, have made major strides in implementing educational environmental programmes and initiatives that aim to increase awareness among students and community members about environmental issues.

The minister underlined the importance of concerted efforts to make the curricula and educational methods at all educational levels directly linked to achieving international environmental goals.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

ITU Regional Development Forum for Arab Region 2023 opens in Bahrain

Manama, Arab ministers responsible for the telecommunications and information technology (ICT) sector today convened in Bahrain at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Development Forum for the Arab Region (RDF-ARB).

The two-day forum is organised by ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) for Arab States and hosted by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications.

In his speech, Mohammed bin Thamer Al Kaabi, the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications said the forum is one of the outcomes of Bahrain’s cooperation with the ITU, aiming to build a sustainable digital economy through digitisation, enhance security and privacy, develop digital infrastructure for smart cities and communities and develop capacity building in digital innovation and entrepreneurship.

He said that the ministry supported global partnership seeking to consolidate the role of communications and information technology in economic development, noting its effective contribution to driving the growth of other sectors.

Dr. Cosmas Zavazava, the Director of BDT expressed his thanks to Bahrain for hosting the forum, highlighting its significance as a platform for cooperation and digital transformation, contributing to sustainable development goals (SDGs) through the Kigali Action Plan and regional initiatives.

The forum discussed the ITU outcomes and regional initiatives for the Arab region, as well as the needs of member states. It also reviewed partner pledges within the Digital Alliance, which has collected over 800 pledges thus far.

The forum includes a special session for the Arab Network of Women (NoW), showcasing ITU’s work and promoting networking opportunities for women in the communications sector.

The Minister met with his Somalia and Sudanese counterparts and discussed opportunities and support mechanisms in ICT fields.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

KSrelief Organizes Workshop to Enhance Girls Education in Yemen

Hadramout, The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Friday organized a workshop for 20 teachers and educational guides to enhance female learning in Hadramout.

The workshop was organized in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as part of enrolling girls skipping classes back to schools.

During the workshop, participants were introduced to class skipping problems and social, cultural and economic reasons behind the phenomenon and its solutions.

The project includes providing support to girls who have dropped out of school by offering them educational opportunities and providing basic equipment to 21 schools, distributing 19,000 school bags, implementing training programs to develop the capabilities of 350 teachers and mentors, and preparing 64 alternative classrooms to ensure the absorption of girls in camps.

The assistance comes within the educational projects and programs the Kingdom implements in Yemen through its humanitarian arm KSrelief.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Education Ministry honours teachers

Under the auspices of Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Education Minister, the Ministry of Education today held a ceremony marking the Word Teachers’ Day.

Hundreds of teachers and officials from the Ministry of Education and the Higher Education Council (HEC) attended the ceremony, held at the Ministry’s Hall in Isa Town.

While addressing the ceremony, Dr. Juma expressed his appreciation and respect for teachers, recalling the giving and dedication of education pioneers in the kingdom.

The minister indicated that the education sector is progressing under the comprehensive development process, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, praising the constant interest of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in developing the educational system and improving its output.

Dr. Juma commended the role played by the Bahrain Teachers College from which generations of highly qualified teachers have graduated, and are currently leading efforts to enhance the quality of the performance of educational institutions and improve the output of the educational process.

He highlighted the Education Ministry’s constant interest in supporting teachers, respecting their roles and appreciating their efforts, announcing the promotion of a large number of teachers to the post of senior teachers, as part of the Ministry’s appreciation for the efforts made by the distinguished personnel in the educational field.

The Education Minister also honoured teachers Kawthar Jaafar Hamza, from Al Qadisiyah Primary Girls’ School, and Zainab Said Salman, from A’Ali Intermediate Girls School, for achieving two advanced positions in the “Mohammed bin Zayed Award for Best Teacher” and reaching the final stages of the award.

The ceremony also featured educational, patriotic and heritage songs by the student orchestra band.

Source: Bahrain News Agency