MoE keen to accept new students in primary schools

Updated 02 March 2015
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MoE keen to accept new students in primary schools

The Ministry of Education has directed all the schools to inform the parents, wishing to enroll their children in the first grade, of the acceptance/rejection of their applications within 10 days from the date of applying.
The schools were advised not to leave requests for registration on the online Noor program for over 10 days.
The ministry said it is committed to accepting students enrolled in the program and to find seats for them in schools. The school principals, it said, are responsible for the acceptance procedures and will be held accountable for failing to comply.
Principals have been told not to put waiting lists to accept new students for the first grade, and to automatically accept these students if vacant seats are available and the students satisfy the admission conditions.
This comes at a time when the ministry has embarked on the second phase of student enrollment via its Noor program.
Souad Al-Ibrahim, the director of registration and admission, said: “This stage is targeting public education schools for Saudis as well as for children of Saudi mothers and non-Saudi fathers. Students should have completed six years at the primary schools until the age of 11 and three months, as well as students who are under the age of six by 90 days.”
She said: “The education departments have to identify whether public schools are crowded or have vacant seats, while parents have to enroll their children before the specified deadlines in the Noor program.”
About the admission of students in public education schools, she said admission is based on several factors. If schools are overcrowded, the acceptance will be conditional, and an electronic message will be sent to the guardian’s account with a request to fill a data sheet proving the child’s eligibility to be accepted, such as proof of residence to determine proximity to the school.
Guardians who are able to upload the required paperwork on the system must bring it directly to the school within the same specified period. The school will study the documents and decide as soon as possible on the acceptance or rejection of admission according to priorities, in order to prevent the accumulation of pending applications and to give the guardians a chance to apply to other schools.
She said in the event of acceptance, the guardian will be notified by a letter about the acceptance and the need to complete a medical examination of the child, which should be delivered to the school or uploaded on the system. In the case of rejection, an SMS message will be sent to the guardian with information about applying to another school via the Noor program.


Saudi Arabia participates at 58th International Art Exhibition in Venice

Prince Badr said the participation at the Venice exhibition shall promote Saudi Arabia’s culture and its various arts. (SPA)
Updated 22 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia participates at 58th International Art Exhibition in Venice

  • Saudi Arabia's pavilion will be under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and the implementation of Misk Art Institute

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will be taking part at the 58th International Art Exhibition 2019, to be held in Venice, Italy with a special pavilion on art in times of crises.

The exhibition will take place from May 11 to November 24, 2019, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The Kingdom's pavilion will be under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and the implementation of Misk Art Institute.

This participation comes under the title "After an illusion" expressing the role of art in times of crisis and political volatility.

Dr. Zahra AlGhamdi was chosen to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on this occasion, while Dr. Iman Al-Jabreen as the pavilion's coordinator and Dr. Nada Shabout, as an academic and technical advisor.

In remarks on the occasion, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture and Chairman of Board of Directors of Misk Art Institute, said the Kingdom's participation comes in light of the interest and patronage of Saudi King Salman and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for culture which has contributed to highlighting the heritage, and national cultural achievements in an unprecedented way.

Prince Badr said the participation at the Venice exhibition shall promote Saudi Arabia’s culture and its various arts, stressing that the presence of a Saudi pavilion at the platform reflects the Kingdom’s important political, historic and cultural stance among world countries.