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. 


Saudi university to establish scientific lab to detect genetic diseases

The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology and the Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Humanitarian City  (SBAHC) on Monday signed an agreement to establish the Saudi Genome Subsidiary Program laboratory at SBAHC to conduct research on genetic causes of various diseases. (SPA)
Updated 01 December 2020

Saudi university to establish scientific lab to detect genetic diseases

  • SBAHC is one of the prominent Saudi facilities that provide specialized healthcare services to patients, especially children with rare disabilities caused by genetic disorders

The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Humanitarian City  (SBAHC) on Monday joined hands for the establishment of the Saudi Genome Subsidiary Program laboratory at SBAHC. The lab will serve as a research platform for the detection of genetic causes of diseases. KACST President Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Faris and SBAHC CEO Abdullah bin Hamad bin Zarah signed the agreement. KACST, as the implementing agency for the Saudi Human Genome Program and the incubator for the program’s central laboratory, will provide genome encoding and second generation devices for scientific analysis. It will process vital data and link it to the national database and support the researchers to boost their performance.
SBAHC is one of the prominent Saudi facilities that provide specialized healthcare services to patients, especially children with rare disabilities caused by genetic disorders.