Numu plays key role in developing learning skills in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Feb 20, 2013 (Arab News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
One of the main strategic plans of Saudi Arabia in its long-range goals among others is to upgrade learning methods and provide solutions. This move, according to the high-ranking official at the ministry, requires the vital role of private sectors to realize these objectives.
As such, both local and foreign companies have been participating in the International Exhibition and Forum for Education during which they can introduce the latest applications and solutions to the learning needs.
Numu Education, the strategic partner of the Ministry of Education, is organizing the event has been known to the government for its active and world-class solutions.
"We offer integrated educational solution that meets the high aspiration of the country as we have long experience in the field," said Omar Al-Shaikh, CEO of Numu Education.
He said that Numu Education and Ministry of Education have an agreement partnership in improving English curriculum in Saudi Arabia for the last three years. Numu also has a solution agreement for consistent learning assessment through a Britain-based company, GL Assessment, adding that Numu implements consistent assessment in all levels, providing mechanisms and curriculum improvement.
He noted that the company has e-learning and e-training services. He said children are so exposed to electronics games consuming much of their time that we have come up with an idea to provide education through games, he explained
Outlining the company experience, he said Numu a subsidiary company of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group was founded in 1988 in Al-Khobar. The company aims was to publish and distribute specialized scientific content and to develop consultation studies in all the realms of information technology.
As a result, the development and renaissance in the field of education in the Kingdom is pacing up that has accelerated growth of education and information technology sectors. The Numu operation has expanded to cover various areas of the Kingdom and to cover the Gulf market and the neighboring countries he added.
The company offers diversified services including delivering an integrated suite of services to the education and information technology sectors in addition to utilizing the digital systems and modern communication systems to cater for this vital and substantial sector.
Numu also offers training and technical consultations utilizing the national experience. Qualified and trained personnel making use of the experience of its international partners who are specialized in this field taking into consideration the implementation of high quality standards to reach the company's aims and meet clients needs and satisfaction.
Other company on education technology that offers interactive classrooms is FVC. The company launched SILEX education solutions at the IEFE 2013.
Chief innovation officer and technology adviser Ronald Haj said since Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing education markets in the region, the new technology represents a significant advancement in the way students learn and interact with teachers in the classroom.
Haj, who demonstrated the SILEX educational solutions, he said it represents the next generation of classrooms that are built around interactivity for better productivity, taking students and teachers beyond traditional teaching and learning.
He added the interactive classrooms allow students and teachers to transfer, present and upload information seamlessly, and provides educational facilities with unlimited opportunities for video conferencing and distance learning.
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