Saudi Arabia e-learning efforts praised in UNESCO talks

The forum aimed to highlight the efforts of countries in dealing with the pandemic’s effect on education. (Supplied)
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Updated 18 October 2020

Saudi Arabia e-learning efforts praised in UNESCO talks

  • Saudi Arabia pursued a broad strategy to combat the pandemic directly and alleviate its dangers

RIYADH: The Ministry of Education has reviewed the Kingdom’s achievements in distance learning amid the coronavirus pandemic as part of a UNESCO forum.
Auhood Alfaries, general director of the Ministry of Education’s e-learning and distance learning directorate, delivered a speech to the “Mobile Learning Week” forum on Saudi efforts in ensuring educational continuity and the preservation of student safety.
The forum aimed to highlight the efforts of countries in dealing with the pandemic’s effect on education, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
“World countries have experienced a new and different reality due to the pandemic that has contributed to a paradigm shift on all levels around the world, which resulted in pursuing strategies in accordance with a new vision, and also considering innovative solutions,” said Alfaries.
She added that Saudi Arabia pursued a broad strategy to combat the pandemic directly and alleviate its dangers. 


Shoura Council targets breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

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Shoura Council targets breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.