US military students briefed on Islamic Military Coalition’s role

Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Moghedi, IMCTC Secretary-General, received at the coalition's office in RIyadh an official delegation from the UAE Armed Forces on Nov. 28. The next day, he received a delegation of US military students. (Twitter photo)
Updated 30 November 2019

US military students briefed on Islamic Military Coalition’s role

RIYADH: Acting Secretary-General of the Islamic Military Coalition for Fighting Terror (IMCFT) Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghaidi met in Riyadh with a US military students delegation affiliated with Virginia Military Institute, West Point and The Citadel.

The students were accompanied by senior officials from the National Council for US-Arab Relations, led by the council’s CEO John D. Anthony.

During the meeting, Al-Moghaidi welcomed the strategic partnership binding the IMCFT with the US and lauded the continuing coordination efforts to combat terror and extremist thought.


Saudi Arabia to introduce English language from first grade of primary school starting next academic year

Updated 20 September 2020

Saudi Arabia to introduce English language from first grade of primary school starting next academic year

  • The Ministry of Education says there will also be a focus on science and mathematics
  • Digital education will begin from the fourth year

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will teach the English language from first grade of primary school starting from the next academic year, the education minister said on Sunday.
Speaking during an interview with state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV’s Al-Raasd program, Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, said that five courses have been approved for the next academic year, including a focus on science and mathematics.
The minister also said that digital education would begin from the fourth year.
“There will be some changes that aim to benefit students and the future citizen to become a graduate of education and qualified to compete on an international level,” Al-Asheikh said.
Four of the courses will be introduced to all schools, but he said the fifth would only be implemented in the major schools distributed throughout the Kingdom.
“The general education stage is an important stage and we cannot improve higher education without improving secondary education, and this will happen in 2021,” the minister said.
The minister added there would be certain subjects that would be taught remotely, and distance education will continue even after the coronavirus pandemic.