Youth Affairs Minister meets Saudi Education Minister

Rawan bint Najeeb Tawfiqi, Minister of Youth Affairs, has affirmed the depth of the long-standing Bahraini-Saudi relations, stressing the kingdom’s keenness to continue consolidating bilateral ties, in light of the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Minister Rawan Tawfiqi was speaking during her meeting with Yousef bin Abdullah Al-Benyan, Saudi Education Minister, on the sidelines of her official visit to Saudi Arabia.

The minister underlined the importance of enhancing the Bahraini-Saudi constructive cooperation in the field of youth, by availing of each other’s successful experiences in training youth and developing their skills.

She also called for deepening joint youth action by launching initiatives that benefit youth in the two kingdoms and prepare them to be leaders of the future.

The Saudi Education Minister highlighted the main programmes and events provided to Saudi youth, particularly school students, to develop their capabilities and hone their skills.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Al Rabeeah Meets Somalian Minister of Education, Culture, and Higher Education

Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah met with the Minister of Education, Culture, and Higher Education of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Farah Sheikh Abdulqadir, and his accompanying delegation today at the KSrelief’s headquarters in Riyadh.

Abdulqadir expressed heartfelt gratitude for the humanitarian and relief projects provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through KSrelief in his country. He also praised the professional performance of KSrelief and its extensive international efforts.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

QU Launches First Phase of ‘Safety and Flow’ Campaign

Qatar University (QU) launched the first phase of the ‘Safety and Flow: A Shared Responsibility’ campaign aimed at ensuring the quality and flow of traffic on campus.

The campaign includes a series of measures aimed at facilitating the flow of traffic on the university campus, while it includes aspects related to parking, opening new gates, and directing students to them, in addition to facilitating transportation services for students and university staff within the campus.

In a statement marking the occasion, Director of Facilities and General Services Department Eng. Mai Fetais confirmed that the University had completed preparations for a new parking lot that aims to serve students from the College of Engineering and College of Business and Economics, as one part of a comprehensive plan that began at the beginning of the current semester. She pointed out that in accordance with the plan, short-term parking will be allocated for drivers of female students.

Eng. Mai Fetais added that the plan includes providing a golf cart service that will transport female students from the multi-story parking to the colleges.

She noted that the administration has provided everything that would provide comfort for the students, such as cafeterias in these parking lots.

The Director of Facilities and General Services Department noted the opening of three new gates, bringing the total of entry points to the QU campus to seven, which aims to reduce congestion at other gates.

These new gates include Gate No. 7, which leads directly to the College of Arts and Sciences (Female), Gate No. 4, and Gate No. 5, which lead to the College of Education, College of Law and Student Affairs Building.

Eng. Mai Fetais encouraged the QU community to take advantage of these gates, to reduce pressure on the main gates and to avoid drop-off on the public streets, to ensure the safety of all and to prevent further traffic congestion.

The University has also worked on a comprehensive communication plan for this campaign to guide students to benefit from these new positions and the services it provide.

The operation of the multi-story park is the first step in this thorough plan, which will be followed by successive steps, as part of a large project to regulate the flow of traffic within the QU campus in coordination and cooperation with concerned external authorities: The Ministry of Interior, Public Works Authority (Ashghal), specialized consulting offices, and others.

Source: Qatar 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 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

UoB seeks to improve ICT sector

Dr. Fouad Mohammed Al Ansari, President of the University of Bahrain (UoB) received ICT entrepreneur Waleed Ebrahim Kanoo.

Dr. Al Ansari stressed the importance of community partnership and cooperation with all professional sectors to achieve sustainable development goals in Bahrain.

He highlighted the prospects for cooperation between the UoB and the sectors of technology, information technology, communications, and entrepreneurship, to serve the educational process at the university.

The president praised the role of the private sector in supporting the educational process and its contribution to advancing the pace of sustainable development in the Kingdom.

Kanoo hailed UoB’s role in advancing university education, all it achievements, and its role in providing the public and private sectors with efficient student outputs, trained to perform work with high quality,

He noted that the university offers great academic programmes compatible with the needs of the labor market.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

An initiative aimed at allowing inmates to pursue their university studies has today been unveiled.

The initiative which is coordinated with the Ministry of Interior reflects commitment to enabling all citizens to develop their capabilities and contribute to developing their communities, said Education Minister, Higher Education Council (HEC) Board of Trustees’ Chairman Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma.

In a statement today, Dr. Juma praised the support of the Minister of Interior General Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa to joint work to implement the best practices and care for inmates’ rights.

A batch of 192 inmates from reformation and rehabilitation centres will be registered after expressing their desire to study for their bachelor and master’s degrees.

He pointed out that the council held a series of meetings with competent authorities before launching the initiatives, extending their to the Ministry of Interior, as well as higher education institutions for their cooperation.

The inmates will be registered in academic majors which include business management, accounting and geography and history.

Source: Bahrain News Agency