Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, Education Ministry sign accord on including quality in education curricula

Updated 18 November 2017
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Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, Education Ministry sign accord on including quality in education curricula

RIYADH: The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) announced the signing of an agreement with the Ministry of Education for the inclusion of a curriculum on quality in the general education curricula.

Dr. Saad Al-Qasabi, SASO governor, during a press conference on Thursday announced the details of the 6th National Quality Conference organized by Minister of Trade and Investment and chairman of the board Dr. Majed Al-Qassabi.

The SASO governor indicated that the commission has received 200 applications for participation in the King Abdul Aziz Award for Quality in the fourth session this year.

Al-Qasabi explained the participation of a group of international and local experts in the field of quality. He said they want to exchange experiences and enhance the practical reality of quality activities through the review of successful international and regional experiences.

“This year’s conference addresses quality and its role in achieving the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision initiatives, quality as a competitive advantage, and modern trends in quality,” said Saud Al-Askar, SASO deputy governor for quality and conformity.


Houthi missile fired towards Jazan intercepted by Saudi air defenses

Updated 24 May 2018
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Houthi missile fired towards Jazan intercepted by Saudi air defenses

  • The missile was fired towards the Saudi Arabian province of Jazan in the early hours of Thursday
  • It was launched from the Houthi strong-hold in the Yemeni province of Saada

DUBAI: Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia towards the border province of Jazan in the early hours of Thursday morning, Al Ekhbariya TV reported.

The ballistic missile was launched from the Houthi strong-hold province of Saada.

The missile was spotted at 1:58am on Thursday and was headed towards Jazan city, targeting civilian and populated areas.

The Saudi Royal Air Force (RAFF) was able to intercept the missile and destroy it.

The Iranian-backed Houthis have fired a number of missiles over the border at Saudi cities, including the capital, Riyadh, in breach of international laws banning the targeting of civilian areas.

And on Wednesday UAE coalition forces intercepted two boats in the Red Sea being used by the Houthis to target a tanker.