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Investcorp to buy US education provider

Investcorp has agreed to buy a United States schools provider, the Bahrain-listed alternative investment fund said on Monday. The deal to acquire Nobel Learning, a major private education firm in the US with a network of 176 schoo

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Covey discusses education sector opportunities in Saudi

Education practice leader at FranklinCovey and renowned author and speaker Sean Covey has met with key education authorities, teachers, students, and parents during his first visit to Saudi Arabia. He discussed the high-impact of

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Regional workforce growth ‘depends on vocational education’

The continued development of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) workforce depends on improving the quality and accessibility of vocational education in the region, delegates at the Gulf Education and Conference and Exhibition heard.

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Qatar prioritises health, education, transport projects

Qatar is proceeding with planned economic development projects despite cheaper oil and is prioritising those related to health, education and transport, finance minister Ali Sherif Al-Emadi said on Sunday. "Despite the drop i

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GCC to increase ‘smart’ devices use in classrooms to 100pc

The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) education sector is set to increase the use of ‘smart’ devices for teaching and learning purposes to 100 per cent by 2017, according to a recent study. ICDL Arabia, the govern

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Bahrain schools score poor ranking

About 81 per cent of private schools and 68 per cent of government schools have been ranked as only satisfactory or inadequate by Bahrain's education watchdog. The National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Educa

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Mobile broadband key to bringing ‘education to all’

Mobile devices with broadband connectivity could prove the panacea in the global effort to bring educational opportunities to people everywhere, especially the world’s poorest, or most isolated communities, a report said. Wo

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GETEX to address GCC’s surging demand for quality learning

The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (Getex) returns to Dubai, UAE, this April with a mission is to provide a proven marketing service to Higher Education providers from around the world. To be held from April 15 to 17 at the Duba

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Online education tools use ‘results in better outcomes’

The opportunities that online education tools provide in terms of student assessment, engagement and education outcomes was discussed at the recently concluded 2015 Global Education Forum in Dubai, UAE. Dr Kristen DiCerbo, princip

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Bahrain seals educational deal with Microsoft

The Bahraini Ministry of Education has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft to transform learning, further innovation and develop employment skills for the 21st century. This comes as part of the ministry's continued ef

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