Al Waha International School student tops IGCSE exams

Updated 15 March 2014
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Al Waha International School student tops IGCSE exams

Sarah Shaikh, a student of Al Waha International School, has brought honor to the school and Saudi Arabia by topping in the 2013 IGCSE exams in Arabic as a Foreign Language. She stood first in Saudi Arabia and third internationally.
Zia Nadwi, the school’s chairman, said that he was extremely proud of the fact that the students of the school at IGCSE and A-Level are outstanding academically having won awards at the regional, national and international levels in various categories.
A total of four students of Al Waha have won the highest awards in the IGCSE exams.
Sarah Shaikh also obtained the best results across nine IGCSEs securing first place in Saudi Arabia; Ammar Imtiyaz was second with seven best scores and first place in Saudi Arabia; Zahabia Kothari was highest in Saudi Arabia in Global Perspectives IGCSE; Salma Zacky was highest in Jeddah in English Language, AS Level.
Nadwi said this year 51 secondary school students received awards for exceptional performance in the CIE examinations, including four who achieved the highest marks in the world and 23 students who attained the highest marks in Saudi Arabia in specific subjects.
The awards also celebrate the achievements of those students who have been recognized for ‘High Achievement’ based on outstanding performance in subjects which are not so popular in Jeddah yet, and of those learners who have achieved the total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects.
“Our heartiest congratulations to the students, their proud parents and educators at Al Waha,” he added.
The winners of these awards have out-performed thousands of candidates worldwide who sat examinations in Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International AS Level and Cambridge International A Level in the 2013May/June session.


Saudi Civil Defense makes Kingdom safer place to live

Updated 22 min 24 sec ago
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Saudi Civil Defense makes Kingdom safer place to live

JEDDAH: Collaboration between Saudi universities, research centers and the country’s Civil Defense is helping to make the Kingdom a safer place to live.
Col. Abdul Aziz Al-Zahrani, the general director of the Jeddah department of Civil Defense, said “strong” cooperation on safety and civil protection matters was a vital part of risk management work taking place in the Kingdom.
Speaking during a press conference to announce details of next month’s Intersec Saudi Arabia 2019 trade fair for the security, safety, and fire protection sector, Al-Zahrani said the General Directorate of Civil Defense had spent many productive years sharing knowledge with Saudi education and research institutions.
He said research data helped in producing risk assessments and finding solutions to natural, industrial and domestic safety issues. “The Civil Defense takes advantage of these studies to help keep people and properties safe.”
Al-Zahrani added: “Take me for instance. I am a graduate of King Abdul Aziz University where I obtained my Ph.D. in geological and environmental engineering. I have worked on risk assessment on the coast of the Makkah region. We were able to produce geological maps that helped to locate risky, low-risk and safe areas.”
The third edition of the Intersec exhibition will take place on April 14-16 at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events with more than 150 exhibitors from 20 countries expected to attend.
The event aims to offer a platform to network, create and strengthen partnerships, share information, and keep up to date with the latest innovations driving the regional and global security, safety, and fire protection industries.
Organized by Messe Frankfurt-Middle East and Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE) and supported by the General Directorate of Civil Defense along with other international government partners, trade associations, and non-profit institutions, Intersec will bring together key regulators, government authorities, solution providers and end-users to discuss strategies and collaborative approaches for security, safety and fire protection in the region.
The trade event will cover product groups including commercial security, information security, perimeter and physical security, homeland security and policing, fire and rescue, and health and safety.
Al-Zahrani said great strides had been taken in Saudi Arabia to protect the public from the dangers posed by unsafe appliances, and the Civil Defense had also increased the efficiency and effectiveness of fire and rescue services.