More scholarship students to study in US, says Education Ministry

More scholarship students to study in US, says Education Ministry
WIDENING PROGRAM: Saudi scholarship students in the US during an interaction with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington recently.
Updated 08 August 2016

More scholarship students to study in US, says Education Ministry

More scholarship students to study in US, says Education Ministry

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Education (MoE) is planning to increase the number of scholarship students in the US and bolster cooperation in the training of Saudi teachers.
To achieve the goal, Education Minister Ahmed Al-Isa recently held fruitful meetings with officials of a prestigious American university.
On its official Twitter account, the ministry said Al-Isa held talks with Jacqueline O’Neill, associate vice president of Harvard University, on increasing the number of Saudi students on scholarship to the university.
The minister also discussed with the dean of the graduate school of education and his deputy, areas of cooperation in the training of Saudi teachers.
The minister agreed with the dean of summer programs at Harvard to increase the number of students next year, after reviewing the success of the MiSK Foundation initiative to qualify leaders from universities and high school students. The program approved the admission for 100 students.
Al-Isa also met with the president of Northeastern University and discussed with him areas of cooperation to train students and qualify them for the labor market. In a meeting with the deputy president of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), he explored the possibility of increasing study opportunities for Saudis.
In a related matter, the Riyadh Education Department on Friday announced the launch of “Fitn,” a preventive program for students.
Hamad Al-Shunaiber, assistant general director for school affairs, said in a statement that the program is aimed at investing the free time of female students in one of the ministry’s projects. The number of female students participating in Fitn is 1,321.
The Riyadh Education Department also announced that 5,000 students have enrolled in summer school programs, which are being implemented by 12 boys’ and girls’ schools.