12 educational TV channels launched

Updated 21 August 2015

12 educational TV channels launched

JAZAN: Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has launched 12 educational satellite television channels, two of which offer classes for students near the southern border, where the new academic year begins on Sunday.
The project, in Asir Educational Directorate’s Jazan, Najran, Sybia and Sarat Obaid is one of the most important educational initiatives approved by the ministry during the first semester, local media reported on Wednesday.
The two channels — Aiyn (eye) and Inmaa (growth) — are aimed at students of all educational stages in all school subjects. This reflects the need to find alternative educational alternatives that link modern technology with electronic education.
Al-Dakhil tweeted that in exclusive partnership with Arabsat, the Ministry of Education launched the 12 educational channels that covers all school stages.
The minister will follow up on steps by educational directorates near the southern border and the mechanism that will see the implementation of educational alternatives to achieve its goals in light of the current situation in the border area.
Eisa Ahmad Al-Hakami, director general of Jazan education, called on school principals in the border area to follow alternative plans and implement them in a way that achieves the interest of pupils.
Al-Hakami opened activities during the second day of the meeting with educational supervisors on their role in training and supervising alternative electronic education.
The meeting comes within the ministry’s programs and support for schools in the border areas.
Director of Information Technology Directorate Mohammad Mither reviewed the types of electronic education and virtual classes available.
The number of students in Jazan included in electronic education has reached 30,000 and the number of teachers around 3,000 teachers.

Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

Updated 13 December 2018

Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

  • Two local heroes to take to the track in the first-ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY contest for production-based electric cars
  • Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to test Ad Diriyah track

RIYADH: Saudi motorsport has never looked so good as two drivers prepare for a historic debut in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, being launched at the racetrack created at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

Flying the flag for Saudi Arabia, the General Sports Authority (SAMF) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF), Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to take to the track tomorrow.

Saudi fans can cheer them on during their free practice session at 3.45pm tomorrow (Friday, December 14), and see if they make it to the final of eTROPHY at 12.50pm on Saturday (December 15).

Ahmed Bin Khanen, Saudi Racing said: “It’s really great to be part of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship, especially as the first race is in Saudi Arabia with my family and friends. I hope to get a good race result and most importantly, make the race exciting for fans to watch.”

The Saturday eTrophy final precedes the main ABB FIA Formula E race, the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

Single-day tickets from Friday at SR330 are still available at www.ad-diriyah-eprix.com, along with three-day tickets from SR950.