Education forum in Riyadh offers a lesson on skills

A meeting was held on Education Evaluation 2018 in Riyadh. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 05 December 2018
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Education forum in Riyadh offers a lesson on skills

  • The prince congratulated winners of this year’s Qiyas awards, judged as part of a national assessment

RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar has thanked King Salman for his support for the International conference on Education Evaluation 2018 under the theme of “Future Skills — Development and Assessment” being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh from Dec. 4-6
“It is an honor for me personally and for the region of Riyadh to hold this conference,” Prince Faisal said.
Dr. Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Mashari, chairman of the Education Evaluation Commission, welcomed Prince Faisal to the conference.
The prince also congratulated winners of this year’s Qiyas awards, judged as part of a national assessment.
“I offer congratulations to the winners and the institution, headed by Dr. Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Mashari, who offers a great deal in this field,” he said.
Al-Mashari said that the conference theme, “Future Skills — Development and Assessment,” reflected the importance of skills development in work and daily life.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.