Friday 18 August 2017

Ooredoo, Outward Bound Oman in youth training drive

Ooredoo, a top telecom provider in Oman, has partnered with the non-profit organisation Outward Bound Oman to sponsor two experiential training programmes for Shababiah customers and the company’s extended family. The sessions will take place from September 11 to 14 and fro


MBRKA nominations continue to pour in

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation continues to receive nominations from across the world for the fourth edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award (MBRKA). The awards event is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin


46pc of GEMS students get top grades in A-level exams

GEMS students in the UAE have exceeded expectations, with 46 per cent achieving A*-A grades and 69 per cent achieving A*-B grades in the A-Level examinations. The A*- A percentage has seen an increase of seven percentage points from last year, while the A* - B grades saw an incre


Iraq begins construction of Iranian university

A project to build the first Iranian university in Iraq named ‘Al-Mustafa Al-Amin’ was launched at a ceremony in Kadhemein on Monday, a report said. The university will house five faculties, including experimental sciences, humanities and Islamic sciences, Abdollah Ha


EK Kanoo launches 2nd Toyota tech education programme

Ebrahim K Kanoo, sole distributor of Toyota vehicles in Bahrain, has opened the second Toyota Technical Education Programme (TTEP) at a ceremony held at Al-Jabriya Secondary Technical Boys School in the kingdom. The event also saw training materials and equipment donated to the s


DIFC, Harvard offer educational courses to the needy

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) and the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC have collaborated to offer a five-day intensive course for 50 underprivileged students. With a curriculum developed by SAI and Harvard Bu


60pc of fresh graduates in Mena 'want to work in UAE'

The UAE is perceived as the most attractive country by fresh graduates from the Mena region to work, according to a new study. Nearly six in 10 respondents (58 per cent) said they would relocate to the UAE for job opportunities. Young job seekers and recent graduates continue to


UAE to spend $2.72bn on education, focus on IT

The UAE government spending Dh10 billion ($2.72 billion) on education investment through 2021 with a significant portion of it on transforming the IT infrastructure in schools.   In the UAE and Middle East, governments and private schools are heavily investing i


Du wins Gallup Great Workplace Award

UAE-based telecom services operator du was recently recognised for its continued commitment to its employees for the 4th consecutive year by the prestigious Gallup Great Workplace Award. Recognised for its extraordinary ability to create engaged workplace cultures that drive busi


CFA reports 8pc rise in Mena candidates for exam

CFA Institute, the global association of investment management professionals, announced that 4,022 candidates from the Mena region sat for the Level III CFA exam in June, marking an increase of 8 per cent from last year. Out of the total of31,631 candidates, 54 per cent passed th

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