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News Archive 2011

2011-11-30

SABIS University awards ICDL certificates to 16 students in Kurdistan

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Ministry of Education Bahrain SABIS University (SU) in Kurdistan has recently awarded ICDL certificates to 16 candidates from the university during the concluded first award ceremony honoring students who successfully completed courses through the university’s Continuing Education Department. The ICDL course offered by SU covered IT, computer and file management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and online information and communication. More

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2011-11-30

An average of 278 candidates enroll in the ICDL programme every day in the GCC

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Ministry of Education Bahrain Strategic partnerships are key to spreading digital culture in 2012
ICDL GCC Foundation, has revealed key pillars of its 2012 plan, focusing on expanding the reach of the ICDL programme with the aim to raise digital readiness across the region.
This announcement comes on the sidelines of a ceremony hosted by ICDL GCC Foundation today (Wednesday, November 30, 2011) to recognize various stakeholders in appreciation of their support towards the ICDL Summer Camp 2011, which empowered thousands of students from around the Arabian Gulf region with computer skills that drive them to achieve academic excellence and integrate today’s digital society. More 

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2011-11-21

ICT skills and technology-based classrooms to close gap between school and college education

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ICDL calls for increased integration of technology in education to transform classrooms into the 21st Century
ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority of the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) programme in the Gulf region and Iraq, has announced that it is extending further support to the educational sector as a catalyst for change in education. Following the successful introduction of ICDL in 2001 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) with the aim to enhance capability in Arab States through the promotion of computer literacy, the ICDL certification programme has become the de facto standard for ICT education, endorsed across the region by education ministries and academic institutions for the benefit of teachers and students. More 

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2011-10-27

30 per cent of the GCC youth face persistent unemployment

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ICDL GCC Foundation points to ICT skills as key to balancing job market in world’s second youngest regional population
With more than half of its natives under the age of 25, the GCC and MENA areas have the second youngest population among world regions. Many employable youths here still do not have jobs due to the prevailing preference for public sector employment among young nationals, limited participation of female professionals, as well as a predominantly expatriate population and workforce. Recent figures place Oman and Bahrain at the top with unemployment rates as high as 15 percent each, followed by Saudi Arabia at 10.8 percent. Figures are lower in Kuwait and UAE at 2.4 and 2.2 percent respectively. Although Qatar has the lowest rate at 0.5 percent, experts warn that future trends point towards an escalation rather than a decline. More 

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2011-10-25

ICDL and Mosaica aim a major boost in employing technology in the classroom

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Partnership to develop ICT Education Unit for GCC educators and learners
The educational sector in the GCC region is expected to receive a major boost in digital competency among educators and learners with the development of a specific courseware that integrates ICT concepts into education. ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and the certification authority of the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) program in the Gulf States and Iraq, has recently signed a strategic MOU with Mosaica Education Inc. (MEI), an established provider of school management, curriculum and professional development programs for educators, to jointly develop ICDL Education Unit designed to help educators become skilled in employing technology in the classroom. More

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2011-10-16

ICDL GCC Foundation to present IT-readiness programs at BETT Middle East 2011

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ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and the certification authority of the International Computer Driving License program in the Gulf region and Iraq, has announced that it will be participating at BETT Middle East 2011, the dedicated event, endorsed by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), showcasing the best in educational technology products, resources and best practice. The show takes place on 25 & 26 October 2011 in Abu Dhabi and hosts ICDL in Hall 8 at stand C55, where it will conduct special presentations about its various program offerings such as e-citizen, ICDL START, ICDL and Advanced, while highlighting the success of its strategic alliances with education authorities and governments in reforming the education system and implementing IT-readiness programs.More

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2011-09-19

College students in the GCC to benefit from ICDL Fund for Development Programmes

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Qualifying academic institutions to offer subsidized ICDL Certification to their students
University students across the GCC region are poised to benefit from subsidized ICDL training and certification following the broadening of scope of the ICDL Fund for Development Programmes (IFDP). ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and the certification authority of the International Computer Driving License program, is partnering with leading universities in the GCC to implement the funding programme, which will provide subsidies to academic ICT projects offering ICDL certification for students. More

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2011-08-01

Opinion Article by Jamil Ezzo
Increase in IT spending marks quantum leap towards digital transformation

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The world is increasingly steering, at the turn of the 21st century, towards what is known as digital transformation to establish an information society that heavily depends on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, which in turn is undergoing continuous change. It has become imperative for all countries today to take real action in promoting the sustainable development of their economies and their knowledge societies amidst aggressive competitiveness to keep pace with the rapid development worldwide. More 

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2011-07-17

ICDL raises the bar on the delivery quality of digital awareness across the GCC

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ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body of the ICDL certification program in the Gulf States and Iraq, announced today the launch of its Academy membership program with the aim of upgrading the standards of computer training being offered in the region. The Academy program plans to distinguish and engage those renowned Academic and training institutions that already have a longstanding partnership with ICDL, to accommodate large-scale national projects requiring wide geographical coverage with reach to remote areas. More 

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2011-06-12

ICDL Computer Summer Camps launch for the 10th consecutive year targeting the GCC youth

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ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and the certification authority of the International Computer Driving License program in the Gulf States and Iraq, has recently launched the ICDL Computer Summer Camps 2011, which will be attended by thousands of students from all over the GCC region. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the computer summer camps, an initiative that aims at spreading digital awareness and empowering the young generation with the skills and competencies that will make them confident in the use of computers and socially well rounded More

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