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2015-08-12

Parties sign MoU on dissemination of latest digital skills under the umbrella of Arab League

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Dr. Ismail Abdul Ghaffar, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, received an honorary shield from Jamil Ezzo, Director General of ICDL Arabia during a ceremony held at the Academy’s headquarters in Alexandria, Egypt. The honorary shield is a token of appreciation from Dublin, Ireland–based ECDL Foundation for the Academy’s efforts in developing and deploying information and communication technology skills at the academic and professional levels both locally and regionally. More

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2015-08-09

ICDL & HSBC launch Summer Camp groups to reinforce digital literacy of UAE’s underprivileged children

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114 children from Dubai & Sharjah to be trained on essential computer skills and cyber safety

ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority of the ICDL certificate program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, the leading global financial services organization, have collaborated for the fourth consecutive year to train 114 children from Dubai and Sharjah on fundamental digital skills and cyber safety knowledge and offer them international certification on the same. The latest edition of the ICDL Summer Camps will empower underprivileged youth with essential computer skills and cyber safety, enabling them to earn international certificates on the same.  More

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2015-06-16

Tanmia signs strategic agreement with ICDL Arabia & Aramex

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The National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority (Tanmia), ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority for the ICDL certificate program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, and Aramex, the leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The move will enable women job seekers and entrepreneurs to acquire the necessary information and communication technology (ICT) skills in line with the directives of H.H. More 

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2015-06-08

ICDL Arabia warns fake certificate holders in Egypt could face legal trouble and job dismissal

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 ICDL Arabia is launching an all-out campaign to conquer the outbreak of fake ICDL certificates in Egypt and issued an advisory to all Egyptian ministries, universities and employers in the public and private sectors about fake certificates illegally being promoted and sold through fraudulent websites and Facebook pages, targeting individuals wanting the certificate without having to sit for the official tests. More

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2015-06-08

ICDL Arabia is recognized by Ministry of Interior for raising awareness on cyber safety among children

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ICDL Arabia has been honored by the Ministry of Interior (Child Protection Centre) during an event organised to recognise individual and institutional endeavors towards the safety of children. The organization has taken on Cyber Safety as an integral part of its mission and was presented with a plaque in appreciation for exhibiting outstanding efforts in spreading awareness about cyber safety among the youth. More

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2015-05-28

ICDL wins ‘Best Practice Award’ at an international ICT skills event held in Warsaw

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  ICDL Arabia, has received a ‘Best Practice Award’ during ECDL Foundation’s Forum 2015, held recently in Warsaw, Poland. Jamil Ezzo, Director General of ICDL Arabia, received the award at the Forum which was attended by ICT professionals from over 100 countries. ICDL Arabia was recognized for effectively integrating key tools and information to better serve the ICDL community within its designated territory. More

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2015-04-28

Dubai Police’s Transportation Security Administration adopts new ICDL structure to train its employees

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Dubai Police’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in cooperation with ICDL Arabia, and the National Institute of Vocational Training (NIVE), an initiative of the Dubai Government’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), has adopted the new structure and modules of ICDL certificate. The cooperation agreement was signed by Colonel Engineer Mohammed Ahmed Al Bastaki, Director of Dubai Police’s TSA and Jamil Ezzo, Director General, ICDL Arabia. More

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2015-04-13

Cairo University signs three-year agreement with ICDL Arabia

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 Cairo University has signed a three-year agreement with ICDL Arabia, to enhance students’ digital proficiency in a bid to align their skills with today’s job market demands. Under the terms of the agreement, university students will receive funding assistance worth USD $300,000 to improve their ICT skills and help them obtain their ICDL certificate. More

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2015-03-25

Egyptian Ministry of Health endorses ICDL HIS Certification Programme

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Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population (National Information Center for Health Information Technology and Statistics) and ICDL Arabia, have signed a three year protocol to empower the ministry’s healthcare workers across Egypt with relevant ICT skills. The protocol was signed by Professor Dr. Hanaa Amer, Assistant Minister for Technical Support and Development at Ministry of Health and Jamil Ezzo, Director General of ICDL Arabia, in the presence of Eng. Tareq Badr, Assistant to the Minister of Planning Coordinator for the Development of Information Technology at Ministry of Health and Inas Badr, Head of Health IT and Statistics Training Centres. More

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2015-03-10

GCC poised to increase use of ‘smart’ devices in classrooms to 100% by 2017

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 According to a recent study, the GCC’s education sector is set to increase the use of ‘smart’ devices for teaching and learning purposes to 100 percent by 2017. ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority for the ICDL certificate program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, has welcomed this move, stating that the increased use of information and communications technology (ICT) will help in delivering quality education and raising the bar in line with international standards. More

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