Saudi education minister to announce winners of e-learning award

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa.
Updated 05 March 2018
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Saudi education minister to announce winners of e-learning award

RIYADH: Winners of the 4th Excellence Award in e-learning will be honored on Monday by Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa, education minister and chairman of the National Center for e-Learning (NCeL), at the Education Ministry in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
During the ceremony, he will also launch the Saudi Resources Network for Open Educational Resources (Shams) and the 5th Excellence Award in e-Learning.
The event will be attended by university rectors, directors of education departments, and representatives of winning institutions.
Shams, one of the NCeL’s most important initiatives, will provide resources and expertise, and will be one of the largest Arabic educational networks, said NCeL General Manager Abdullah Al-Megren.


Prince Sultan appoints Majed Al-Sheddi as assistant president of SCTH

Updated 33 min 34 sec ago
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Prince Sultan appoints Majed Al-Sheddi as assistant president of SCTH

  • Al-Sheddi thanked the prince for the appointment, considering it a new way to serve both the country and its citizens
  • Al-Sheddi holds two masters’ degrees in public relations and training and education techniques with a focus on marketing from Marshall University in West Virginia

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has appointed Majed Al-Sheddi as the commission’s assistant president on Tuesday.
Al-Sheddi thanked the prince for the appointment, considering it a new way to serve both the country and its citizens based on what he has learned from Prince Sultan: citizens come first and serving them is an honor for every official.
He stated that the new mission will allow him to serve in more comprehensive areas, affirming the national identity and advancing in the national economic project SCTH has undertaken.
He expressed his pride in Prince Sultan’s confidence in him. He affirmed that the prince is an exceptional teacher in administration, leadership and values from which he has benefited for more than 15 years.
The new assistant president prayed to meet the prince’s high expectations and contribute to the course of growth and development based on Saudi Arabia’s deeply rooted values.
He holds two masters’ degrees in public relations and training and education techniques with a focus on marketing from Marshall University in West Virginia, US.
Before joining the commission, he was a member of the training body at the Institute of Public Administration, then SCTH’s director general of media relations, supervising organizing committees for the commission’s events.