Saudi academic wins highest award for Arabic-language teaching

Associate professor of applied languages at King Saud University (KSU), Hasan bin Mohammed Al-Shumrani, receives the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Arabic-Language. (SPA)
Updated 27 June 2017
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Saudi academic wins highest award for Arabic-language teaching

RIYADH: Associate professor of applied languages at King Saud University (KSU), Hasan bin Mohammed Al-Shumrani, has won the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Arabic Language.
Al-Shumrani received the award in recognition of his interactive initiative for non-Arabic-speaking people. He supervised the launch of the project at KSU in 2012. So far 40,000 people have benefitted from the program.
The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Arabic Language is considered the highest award in the field. It was launched by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. The award is aimed at promoting the language and encouraging those working on it.
On this occasion, the rector of KSU, Badran bin Abdul Rahman Al-Omar, said he appreciated the efforts of Al-Shumrani on his supervision of the scheme.
Al-Omar considered the award represented a national achievement that made the Kingdom feel proud.


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

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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.