Quick take: what is 5G?

The only thing better than fast internet is faster internet. The only thing better than fast internet is faster internet. So what’s next for the information super highway? That’s where 5G, the next generation of wireless signal, comes in. Why is...

UAE’s high child obesity rates blamed on technology

Survey shows almost 90% of children in the UAE and Saudi Arabia have access to mobile devices. The rapid rise of mobile entertainment is a major contributor to increasing childhood obesity in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a survey suggests. An...

14,000 employees enrol in National Bonds Employee Savings Programme

DUBAI, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- The National Bonds Corporation, the leading Sharia-compliant Savings and Investments organisation in the UAE, has today announced that 14,000 employees from across 130 companies have joined the firm’s Employee Savings Programme, ESP. The programme...

55,000 foreign students in UAE universities: Ahmad Al Falasi

ABU DHABI, 21st November, 2018 (WAM) -- Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, revealed that 55,179 non-citizen students enrolled in Emirati universities and public and private academic institutions for...

New swimming pool area guidelines for Sharjah Schools

Four-year-old boy’s drowning renews spotlight on pool safety. Sharjah: All students’ activities in the swimming pool area will be suspended until all the safety and security requirements in new guidelines issued by the Sharjah Education Council are implemented by schools,...

All Indian expatriates working in 18 countries must register online before travelling

From January 1, those with job visas in 18 countries must sign up on emigrate portal. Registration must be completed on the www.emigrate.gov.in portal between 21 days and 24 hours prior to the date of travel.  Applicants have to...

Dubai schools ‘taking student well-being census seriously’

Scores of pupils take second round on anonymous and voluntary survey rolled out by KHDA. Dubai: Schools are taking student feedback seriously to improve their overall welfare, officials said during an update to the annual Dubai Student Well-being Census on...

Ministry of Community Development to celebrate Universal Children’s Day

DUBAI, 19th November, 2018 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Community Development, MoCD, will be celebrating the Universal Children’s Day, on 20th November, 2018, along with other UAE entities, and organise several educational and national activities in this regard. Hessa Essa...

KHDA: All Dubai schools should have Governing Board

Top education official stresses the need for effective governance in schools. Dubai: All schools in Dubai, not just non-profit schools, should have a board of governors, a top education official has said. Dr Abdullah Al Karam, director-general of the Knowledge and...

Green lifestyle begins in School

The UAE has a strong focus on reducing its emissions significantly. In a world where many people still believe that climate change is just a conspiracy theory, how do we ensure that our youngsters become more environmentally conscious and responsible? Currently,...

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