Saudi Education Ministry joins global education forum

Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (Guess) conference was held at the Dubai World Trade Center. (Supplied)
Updated 28 February 2019

Saudi Education Ministry joins global education forum

  • The Saudi Education Ministry participating in the event

DUBAI: The activities of the Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (Guess) conference and exhibition, hosted by the Emirati Education Ministry, continued for the second day at the Dubai World Trade Center.

The Saudi Education Ministry pavilion participating in the event witnessed the signing of a number of agreements aimed at improving the level of education in the Kingdom.

Among those was a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Tatweer Company for Educational Services and the Emirati Alef Company for Education Technology to enrich digital content and provide digital solutions for the public and private education sectors.

Another MoU was signed between Tatweer Education Holding Company and the international GEMS Education Company to exchange expertise and meet the ministry’s needs in developing the Kingdom’s level of education.

The pavilion organized workshops and round-table discussions, one of which was a workshop on the educational system’s investment opportunities. It highlighted the initiatives launched by the government to promote the role of the private sector in the Kingdom’s education and encourage private investments.

The undersecretary of the minister of education and head of the Kingdom’s pavilion, Dr. Saad Al-Fuhaid, said that “the Kingdom is participating with the event’s largest pavilion to present the implemented projects and programs, host speakers to discuss the projects, attract investments for the educational sector and elaborate new ideas.”

The Ministry’s Vision 2030 Achievement Office took part in the event along with a number of the ministry’s departments by presenting working papers about the 2030 Educational Vision that seeks to provide a promising education for future generations. 

Prince Sultan visits Russian space agency in Moscow

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Prince Sultan visits Russian space agency in Moscow

MOSCOW: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Space Commission, visited the headquarters of the Russian space agency Roscosmos on Wednesday, for a working session alongside its director general, Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin.
The two sides discussed areas ripe for collaboration, including possible investments in the space sector as well as joint training programs and shared technological research.
Prince Sultan stressed the importance of the relationship between the two countries, and that it was essential to maintain it for both to progress in the increasingly competitive global space sector. He cited growing investment and cooperation as reasons to be optimistic, and highlighted the work of a joint commission between the two currently developing a Saudi national space strategy.
Rogozin said “Russia considers Saudi Arabia a serious partner, with a great regional and international influence.”
The two nations possess unique heritage in terms of cosmic exploration. Saudi Arabia was the first Arab (and, indeed, the first Muslim) nation to send an astronaut into space — Prince Sultan himself, in 1985. The Soviet Union, meanwhile, which preceded the Russian Federation, was the first nation to send a man into orbit, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961.