MILLENNIUM RESORT MUSSANAH OBSERVES EARTH DAY 2014 WITH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Millennium Resort Mussanah invited local school students from Mussanah to participate in the resort’s Earth Day 2014 activities by planting trees throughout the hotel grounds. Organised in conjunction with the Al Khalil bin Ahmed al Frahidi school, students learned about the environmental importance of trees and joined Millennium Resort Mussanah in showing their support for Earth Day 2014’s global theme of ‘Green Cities’. Maurice De Rooij, general manager of Millennium…

Extension of deadlines for acceptance of independent applications to official exams

APRIL 23, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) The Director-General for Education Fadi Yaraq issued on Wednesday memorandum No. 55 on the extension of deadlines for the acceptance of independent applications to official exams for the year 2014, to allow students seeking Brevet and Baccalaureate degree, and who haven't had the chance to apply for these exams before 12/04/2014, to file their applications between 24/04/2014 and 03/05/2014…

Secondary contract teachers stage sit in before Education Ministry

APRIL 17, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) The contractual teachers of Lebanese secondary schools staged on Thursday before noon a sit-in in front of the Education Ministry. The head of the committee, Hamza Mansour, listed the committee's main demands in a statement before heading to Ain el Teeneh to hand Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri a memo which includes their demands. Mansour demanded granting secondary…

DHOFAR UNIVERSITY HONOURS SALIM BAHWAN

By: Muscat Daily staff writer Popular actor and director Salim Bahwan has been honoured by Dhofar University for his contributions to Omani cinema. He was presented with a trophy and certificate at a function held recently at the varsity auditorium. Bahwan’s latest directorial venture Once In A Life Time has been shot in Dhofar. The 72-minute movie is a love story between a man from Muscat and a woman from…

403 STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM MIDDLE EAST COLLEGE

MUSCAT: Middle East College (MEC) held the eighth graduation ceremony on Monday at Al Bustan Palace Hotel, Muscat. Around 403 students graduated across disciplines earning diplomas, bachelor and postgraduate degrees. Dr David Pillsbury, pro-vice chancellor, Coventry University, UK, was the chief guest on the occasion. Chairman of Middle East College, Dr Abdullah Ahmed Saif al Sabahi, Dr R C Bhattacharjee, dean, dignitaries from various ministries, eminent academics and other guests…

KUWAIT: EDUCATION MIN. INAUGURATES CULTURAL EDUCATION SEASON

KUWAIT, April 15-- Minister of Education Ahmad Al-Mulaifi inaugurated on Monday the 21st cultural education season of the Gulf Arab States Education Research Center, highlighting schools as the source of true citizenship. Al-Mulaifi, also Minister of Higher Education, stressed in a speech the importance of promoting citizenship within a rapidly evolving world, adding that the role of the school is vital in creating good citizens with high hopes for achieving…

UCC calls for inclusive strike in public administrations, public and private schools

APRIL 15, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) The Union Coordination Committee convened on Tuesday at the UNESCO and announced an inclusive strike tomorrow, on Wednesday, for public and private schools as well as public administrations and Ministries, to protest the non-ratification of the pay scale and not deleting the unfair articles of the Joint House Committees' report. The UCC called on all public administrations and private…