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Saudi university, Pearson to provide e-learning technology

The Preparatory Year Deanship at Um Al Qura University (PYP-UQU) has partnered with leading learning company Pearson to provide students with online learning and assessment technology. Under the agreement, Pearson will provide the university with 13,000 licences for the digital p

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Students display robotic creations in Bahrain

Mine sweepers, oil explorers and football-playing automatons were all on show at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre yesterday as the Bahrain heats of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) drew to a close. Hundreds of science buffs, from primary school-age pupils

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3,000 part-time jobs vow for needy mothers in Bahrain

Around 3,000 part-time opportunities will be made available for Bahraini jobseekers who have family or education commitments. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan revealed details of the plan to the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication yesterday (May 21), saying it targeted u

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LBS in top five for executive education

London Business School (LBS) has taken fourth place in the Financial Times custom Executive Education rankings and has achieved fifth place overall. The global ranking of top business schools sees London Business School move up five places in the customised Executive Education ra

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RTA unveils details of DTC school buses

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the design and technical specifications of its eco-friendly school buses, to be operated by the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) to offer transit services to students starting from the forthcoming academic year (2015-2016). The DTC

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Qatar still failing migrant workers – Amnesty

Qatar, host nation of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Amnesty said in a briefing that little had changed for the 1.5 million migrant workers and t

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Bahrain to host Imagine Cup pan-Arab finals

Bahrain will host the ‘Imagine Cup’ 2015 Pan Arab Finals, a Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, later this month. A total of 35 teams from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE, will join the Bahrain team fo

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Egypt agrees 1,000 projects to boost youth jobs

Egypt’s Ministry of Local Development has approved over 1,000 projects in one month under a national youth employment initiative, a report said. The national initiative for community, human and local development, entitled “Your Project” (Mashrou’ak), is wo

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Arab talent ‘key to regional PR industry’

Building indigenous Arab talent is the only way forward for the public relations (PR) industry in the Middle East, said an industry expert. Mohamed Al Ayed, chief executive officer at Traccs, a leading home-grown public relations network in the Mena, was speaking with reference t

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World Bank doubles education spend to $5bn

The World Bank unveiled plans on Monday to double its investment in public education over the next five years with the main focus on improving the quality of education rather than concentrating on boosting enrollment numbers. The bank said it would spend $5 billion by 2020 - doub

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