Outstanding teachers to get BMWs

Updated 16 October 2014
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Outstanding teachers to get BMWs

The Ministry of Education intends to give outstanding educators luxury cars, such as BMWs, and cash sums of between SR10,000 and SR120,000.
According to the ministry, all members of the profession — teachers, advisers and school principals — are eligible for its awards. There would also be an award for outstanding students, it stated.
The ministry has already selected a number of winners for this year.
A source was quoted as saying in the local media that the awards are aimed at encouraging excellence in the profession.
“This confirms the ministry’s commitment to students and education in general,” he said. “The awarding of BMWs should be a great motivation for people working in the field.”


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 27 min 20 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.