Annual Quran contest

SHARJAH — Sharjah-based School of Creative Science (SCS) on Wednesday honoured 82 winners of its 4th Annual Quran Competition at an award ceremony held under the patronage of Shaikh Mohammed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Under-Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Director of Sharjah Medical District. The ceremony was hosted at the Sharjah Cultural Palace.

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Published: Fri 10 Mar 2006, 11:20 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:28 PM

Of the winning students, ranging from grades one to nine and comprising various nationalities including UAE nationals, Egyptians, Syrians, Palestinians, Pakistanis, Americans and British, 35 pupils were awarded first, second and third prize for excelling in Holy Quran memorisation.

The winners were selected based on their ability to recite various chapters of the Quran, varying in their length and complexity. The ceremony was sponsored by Emirates Islamic Bank.

CIE Exams

DUBAI — High achieving UAE students who have excelled at the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) exams this year will be felicitated at the fourth Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards 2005. In its fourth year, the award ceremony will take place on March 14 at Dubai Knowledge Village. Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone, has been invited to present the awards to UAE students who have worked hard to gain Cambridge qualifications in 2005. William Bickerdike, CIE Regional Manager for Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan and Di Palmer, CIE’s Director of Assessment, will also attend to congratulate students.

Harvard school

DUBAI — With construction under way on the state-of-the-art Harvard Medical School, Dubai Center, Institute for Postgraduate Education and Research (HMSDC), including the Maktoum Harvard Medical Library (MHML), HMSDC has developed a training program to prepare UAE nationals for an exciting new profession as medical librarians.

Robert L. Thurer, Chief Academic Officer of HMSDC, said, “The Maktoum Harvard Medical Library will require skilled medical librarians who can help healthcare professionals, patients, and other visitors access a wide range of health care resources.” He added that librarians will be needed to oversee both the Patient and Family Library as well as the Research Library within the MHML. Muhadditha Yahya Al-Hashimi, Director of Education at HMSDC, said the program is unique to the Gulf Region.

Tech Fair

DUBAI — A unique technology fair called DI@TECH will be organised by the Dubai International Academy (DIA) on Saturday and Sunday. The event is part of DIA's mission to enable, energise and empower education through the use of technology.



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