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Nov 26, 2012 (Menafn - AME Info - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --NPO PERSONNEL IN QATAR TO BENEFIT FROM NEW TRAINING PROGRAMMES: Qatar's Social Development Centre (SDC) has signed an agreement with Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah's Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) aimed at providing educational and training resources for the personal development of individuals working in the non-profit sector, Gulf Times has reported. Under the agreement, RAF's Centre of Training and Civil Society Studies will design personal development plans and training programmes based on needs of organisations engaged in humanitarian work in Qatar. The RAF centre will also be responsible of coordinating and managing the training courses.
TWO ACADEMIES TO BE OPENED BY SONY IN JORDAN: The Jordan Gaming Task Force (JGTF) has said Sony Corp is planning to open two academies in Jordan to offer training programmes on developing digital games, Jordan Times has reported. One academy will be located in Amman's Business Park, and the second in Irbid, 80km north of the capital, head of the JGTF, Nour Khrais said, adding that the academies will open soon. "Local and international experts and players in the digital gaming industry will provide training courses on developing all types of digital games," he said.
BAHRAIN INAUGURATES 2M EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX IN ZAATARI: The Bahraini Royal Charity Organisation has inaugurated an education complex within the Zaatari Refugee Camp near the Jordanian-Syrian borders, Jordan Times has reported. The 2m Bahrain Educational Complex includes four schools, each with nine classes, and a capacity of 54 students per class. The complex will be operated by over 200 educators and administrative workers, in addition to 30 volunteers.
JAPAN'S ITOCHU TO INVEST 7.5M IN HBKU'S EDUCATION PROGRAMMES: Qatar Foundation has signed an agreement with Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corp, under which the Japanese firm is to invest 7.5m over five years in Hamad Bin Khalifa University's (HBKU) education programmes, Gulf Times has reported. The deal was signed in Doha during the World Innovation Summit for Education, an international platform that encourages the sharing of innovative ideas and best practices in education amongst industry, academia, international organisations, the voluntary and public sectors, and the media.
ZAYED UNIVERSITY INTRODUCES ENHANCED ARABIC COURSES: Zayed University (ZU) has devised new courses to enhance language lessons for non-native speakers in the UAE, as part of a new initiative aimed at improving Arabic teaching in public and private schools, Khaleej Times has reported. The courses developed by the Centre for Arabic Teaching at ZU, would be open to expatriates and new-learners interested in learning the language. "If we make an effort to enhance the Arabic curriculum at a school level, we will get a better crop of students," said Dr Sulaiman Al Jassim, vice president of ZU.
SAUDI SCHOOLS TO BE LINKED WITH SECURITY AGENCIES: The Saudi education ministry is to link school premises and locations with security and rescue departments such as the department of Civil Defence for speedy intervention on occasions of emergencies, Arab News has reported. "There will be no laxity in the matter of safety and security in our schools. Schools are a great responsibility and any mistake in issues related to safety and security is unacceptable," said vice minister of education, Khaled Al-Sabti.
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