KSU center wins Khalifa award

Updated 31 May 2016
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KSU center wins Khalifa award

RIYADH: The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) of the King Saud University (KSU) has been honored with the Khalifa Award for excellence in education.
“In a qualitative achievement, the CELT has accomplished a leading level by receiving the Khalifa Award for Education in 2016 at the creative educational projects and programs category in the Arab world countries,” an official from the KSU media department said Sunday. The award was given to the CELT for the Promising Teachers Program of the center.
“The CELT has been considered for its activities and programs that have contributed directly to achieving the expectations of students and faculty members,” the official said.
He said that while conferring the award, the general secretariat of Khalifa Award acknowledged the rich contribution of the center, adding that this success of the CELT will raise the level of education in universities in the entire Arab world.
Saud Nasser Al-Kathiri, director of the center and assistant vice rector for educational and academic affairs for educational development, expressed happiness on behalf of the entire team for winning the award, which according to him has been accomplished by the great support of KSU administration.
“The continuous efforts of our colleagues at the center and the faculty members who participated in CELT’s programs have opened many opportunities and possibilities for the center to prosper and succeed,” he said. The award is given by the UAE government with the aim of ushering in a new dynamism in the educational process, in tune with contemporary advancements in scientific knowledge and information technology to enrich the development in the educational field and provide for an effective interaction between local, Arab and international contributors to the field.
The award is sponsored by the UAE president and supervised by the secretaries council headed by the deputy prime minister.
The award is popular in the Arab World and involves many fields in general and higher education in particular.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

Updated 24 June 2019
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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.