Emkan partners with Cambridge International Examinations

Emkan, as a Cambridge associate will be the crucial link between Cambridge and individual schools in order to deliver qualifications and a variety of programs, products and services.
Updated 12 March 2017
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Emkan partners with Cambridge International Examinations

Emkan Education has entered into a strategic partnership with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the world’s largest provider of international education programs.
The deal seeks to improve professional practice and enhance student learning. Emkan, as a Cambridge Associate will be the crucial link between Cambridge and individual schools in order to deliver qualifications and a variety of programs, products and services.
The agreement comes in line with Saudi Vision 2030, which encourages partnerships between local and international organizations, public and private partnerships in order to contribute to education development in a sustainable manner.
The program aims to introduce all CIE assessments and qualifications in the Kingdom’s schools and support the development of its schools through the adoption of best practices and quality standards. It also entails the provision of professional training for teachers through the Professional Development Qualifications (PDQ).
Monera Jamjoom, Emkan Education co-founder and CEO, said educational services, whether in the form of consultation, educational content, technologies, or training, is the future of education development.
“The private school market is growing in the Kingdom and the need of local companies that provide premium educational services for school improvement is crucial,” she said.
“Emkan aims to be the educational arm that reduces the gap between education policy making and the reality experienced by schools, teachers and students. We aim to be the partner that works with the government, schools, teachers and students. We are proud to be a small and medium-sized enterprise run by over 15 young men and women. Despite being small, our team is capable of doing double the amount of work pulled off by larger companies. We are passionate and dedicated and share the same values,” Jamjoom added.


Labor ministry partners with Al-Nahdi to train Saudis

Updated 26 April 2018
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Labor ministry partners with Al-Nahdi to train Saudis

The Makkah region branch of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has signed a nationalization agreement for the Saudi pharmacies sector with Al-Nahdi Medical Company.

The agreement covers preparing and qualifying young Saudi men and women for the labor market, by providing training programs offered by Al-Nahdi Medical Company at their school, Al-Nahdi Academy.

The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Abdallah bin Ahmed Al-Tawi, director of the Makkah region branch of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, and Youssef Al-Harthi, who attended on behalf of Al-Nahdi Medical Company’s CEO Yasser Jawhergi.

The agreement comes under Al-Nahdi’s strategy, which is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030. Al-Nahdi aims to expand its community-health services in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. The company said it also aims to activate the role of the private sector in supporting Saudization programs, while creating real and sustainable opportunities for the Saudi youth to play an important role in the cultural and societal progress that the Kingdom is witnessing.

Al-Tawi said the initiative aims to enforce related decisions and programs that empower the Saudi youth to embark on their careers and enhance public-private partnerships.

“Through this agreement with Al-Nahdi company, we also seek the nationalization of the private sector in the different regions of the Kingdom, along with increasing the percentage of the national working force in the labor market by enabling effective partnerships with the private sector,” he said.

Jawahergi highlighted the importance of the agreement in light of the Kingdom’s road to national transformation. “We are committed to creating a sustainable and advantageous work environment for our citizens and society. Our goal is to achieve a real partnership between the public and private sectors, in order to support the Saudi youth of both genders, and create new nationalization opportunities,” he said.

Jawahergi added: “This initiative is considered to be one of the most important initiatives in line with the Saudi Vision 2030, as it establishes an effective and real partnership between the members of our society.”

Al-Nahdi is a Saudi retail pharmacy chain that was founded by Sheikh Abdullah Amer Al-Nahdi in 1986 as a sole proprietorship.