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Pearson launches new initiatives to improve learning

Leading learning company Pearson has launched two new initiatives to increase its support for better educational outcomes in the developing world. Karim Daoud, managing director in the Middle East, said: “Pearson has announc

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New technologies to transform education testing

Current assessment methods in education are no longer working, so that even the top performing systems in the world have hit a performance ceiling, a report said, adding that new technologies will transform testing. Governments, s

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Saudi students aspire to undertake further study opportunities

A total of 71 per cent of Saudi students revealed they are planning to undertake further study and 62 per cent said that they have plans to study abroad, according to a survey and study undertaken by Pearson, a leading education company.

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Education upgrade urged to meet employer needs

Changes in the region’s educational policy and practices must be made more relevant to the demands of a modern labour force, said an industry expert. “Life in the 21st Century is very different to life in the 20th Cent

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Taibah varsity signs up Pearson for new learning ecosystem

Pearson, a leading education publishing and assessment service, has won a contract from Taibah University to roll out an all-inclusive learning ecosystem. The programme will be implemented as part of the university’s preparatory y

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New global standard for English in Arab region

Pearson, a leading learning company, said it will be introducing the Global Scale of English (GSE) – the world’s first truly global standard for scoring English language proficiency. In development for 25 years and tes

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New college to train 3,000 Saudi rail staff

UK-based TQ Pearson, a global learning company, has opened a brand new college that will give 3,000 Saudi staff in the kingdom’s rail sector world class technical training, as well as English language skills. The Saudi Railw

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Pearson chief stresses on vocational courses

Tamara Minick-Scokalo, president of growth markets at Pearson, has made a visit to Saudi Arabia where she has met with leading figures from the government, business and education sectors. During her visit, Minick-Scokalo said she

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UAE team wins app contest top prize

The UAE-based team “Loujie” has won the top prize in the 2014 Arab Mobile Learning Challenge (AMAC). The mobile app competition’s final was held recently in Doha, Qatar. “Loujie” won a

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Technical training ‘must’ to meet oil sector needs

Providing technical and vocational education options for Gulf nationals will help the region’s oil and gas industry meet future demand for workers as the global demand for energy keeps rising, said an expert. The long-term o

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