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Faces to watch: Tech education leaders in MEA

We profile key executives across the regional tech education space

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Dubai private schools to end all distance learning by October 3

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management said the decision was reached after extensive consultation with parents and school operators

Saudi says students who are not vaccinated will be considered absent

Students above the age of 12 will require to be vaccinated with both shots to return to schools

Education 2.0: How the GCC’s academic landscape is moving forward

With the education sector having gone through a metamorphosis in the past year and a half, what does the future hold?

Abu Dhabi updates operating protocols for children’s nurseries

Updated guidelines include increasing the number of children within ‘bubbles’

Graduation ceremonies at schools in Dubai to be online this year – KHDA

No events or gatherings are allowed on campus or at external venues

UAE: 12th grade students appearing for exam must undergo Covid-19 test

Students and staff are refrained from going to educational establishments if they are experiencing Covid-19 or any other respiratory symptoms

UAE’s GEMS Education launches drive to vaccinate 42,000 students

More than 42,000 GEMS students are eligible to be vaccinated, while 1,800 have already received the vaccine

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Google opens registrations to MENA tech startups for accelerator programme

The three-month long programme will commence in mid-July 2021 and is for ‘Seed to Series’ startups in the region

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education: Fighting the good fight

AGFE philanthropic initiatives address Arab youth unemployment

ABu Dhabi Schools Covid-19 Tests

Abu Dhabi: Nurseries, schools to face penalties upto Dhs250,000 for flouting Covid-19 protocols

Repeated non-compliance can lead to schools being forced to shift to distance learning, with parents entitled to remove their children and gain fee refunds

Bloom Education receives Dhs53m funding from Abu Dhabi’s ADFD

Bloom Education beneficiary of ADFD’s Dhs1bn support programme

Revealed: LinkedIn unveils most ‘in-demand’ jobs, skills in UAE

Specialised medical professionals, digital content freelancers, professional and personal coaches, are among the pick of the jobs

Abu Dhabi’s Alef Education launches AI app for language learning

Alef Education is targeting more than six million non-Arabic speaking expatriates

Here are the top technology trends that will impact education in 2021

A strong focus on connectivity, adaptability and student-centred learning is expected

How NAMA is advancing gender equity and inclusive socioeconomic growth

Reem BinKaram, Director of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, outlines the role of the entity and its affiliates

UAE: Students may return to their campus at 50 per cent of its capacity

The Ministry of Education will review the situation on a weekly basis

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Outlook for 2021: The education perspective

Demand for the right talent and skills will be high across all industries

Nine UAE universities join initiative to boost online education

Programme is led by UAE Ministry of Education and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

UAE winners of the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition picked

The 2020 edition of the competition held virtually due to social distancing rules

Students from grades 4-11 will answer their exams remotely

Students with chronic medical conditions can return to private schools in Abu Dhabi

Last month, ADEK announced that all private school students in Abu Dhabi will have the option to return to in-classroom education for the new academic term

Abu Dhabi’s AI university appoints academic Eric Xing as president

Professor Dr. Xing has been a visiting associate professor at Stanford University, and a visiting research professor at Facebook

Ajman and Intel join forces to launch new UAE IT lab

Mustakbaly offers UAE nationals free courses in programming, AI, robotics and more

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UAE President issues law to establish new university for humanities

The university will offer graduate, post-graduate and doctoral degree programmes in social studies, humanities and philosophy

First term exams to start from November 22 – UAE education ministry

This is applicable to schools that follow the ministry’s curriculum

Digital school Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches digital school initiative aiming to reach a million students in five years

The initiative will mainly cater to students who do not have easy access to formal education

How University of Wollongong in Dubai is looking to alter the higher education landscape

Australia’s University of Wollongong in Dubai opens its state-of-the-art campus in Dubai Knowledge Park

How UAE-based universities must be refurbished as creative free zones

Better education for entrepreneurs is required to ensure they build products and services that people want

Dubai’s Amanat invests in US-based edtech firm BEGiN

The acquisition is Amanat’s first ever venture capital investment

UAE’s education ministry launches ‘50×50 Initiative’

Close to 50,000 students representing all academic stages from over 1,200 public and private schools will participate in 1,000 virtual interactive workshops