12 educational TV channels launched

Updated 21 August 2015
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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 Security Aviation Command evacuates family trapped due to storm

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Saudi Security Aviation Command evacuates family trapped due to storm

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Security Aviation Command continues its work in rescuing, evacuating and providing food aid to the Yemeni victims of tropical storm Luban, which had hit the eastern Al-Mahra governorate.
The command said that on Saturday an evacuation task had been carried out to save a family of seven members that were trapped in Al-Ghaydah, the capital city of Mahra.
They were transported to an area 80 kilometers east of Al-Ghaydah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The command also carried more aid tasks by transporting tents and distributing more than 1,800 kilograms of food aid to the areas 180 km north of Al-Ghaydah.
Two members of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) were on board the relief flights.