Monday 11 December 2017

Dubai students improve in global reading scores

Students in Dubai’s private schools scored overall 527 points – improving 37 average points from their previous performance in 2011, showed the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Fourth graders from private schools in the Dubai scored 539 i


Dafza completes ‘Innovation Champions’ program

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has completed the fourth phase of its ‘Innovation Champions’ programme in line with its internal and national innovation strategies. The company honoured 22 managers, heads of departments and employees as part of the fourth


Bahrain school project 64pc complete

Work is progressing at a steady pace on a girl school coming up over a 50,000-sq-m area in Jaww, a village on the south eastern coast of Bahrain, with 64 per cent of the project already completed, said a report. The Jaw Comprehensive School for Girls, a 4-building complex which b


GUtech set to take part in Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Oman and the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) inked an agreement that will allow a student team from GUtech to participate in the eighth round of Shell Eco-marathon Asia taking place in early 2018. This will be the fourth time for Team Megalodon from GUtech


Dubai Parks partners with Zayed University

Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR), the largest theme park destination in the region, has partnered with Zayed University (ZU) - Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses -to encourage young Emiratis to excel in the entertainment industry. The programme is part of DPR’s on-going comm


SEDD announces 94.5pc Emiratisation rate

The Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) has announced that the Emiratisation rate at the department reached 94.5 per cent in 2017. The department has endeavoured to increase Emiratisation, attract national talents, and apply the leadership's directives to provide a


Injaz Bahrain celebrates annual appreciation day

Injaz Bahrain, a leading non-profit organisation focusing on youth economic empowerment, recently organised its schools and universities annual appreciation day. The event saw more than 300 attendees arrive at Ministry of Education Hall in recognition of the on-going collaboratio


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