2009 Archives

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KSA operator of ICDL programme believes that the allegations are baseless and an attempt to seize the license of the program

Taqniyat Al Maarifa keen to play vital role in Kingdom’s transformation into knowledge-based society

The management of Taqniyat Al Maarifa li Al Taaleem Al Mutatawer, the exclusive operator of the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, outlined plans to enhance the role of digital literacy in national development during a special press conference held today at Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh. Taqniyat Al Maarifa also took the opportunity to thank its partners in the government and private sectors for their continued support of ICDL’s highly successful Saudi initiatives. ... (More)

Company for Technical Knowledge for Advanced Education formally responds to targeted campaign against KSA operations

The management of the Company has decided to formally respond to issues surrounding a planned campaign directed against its local operations. This follows statements from the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) on the cancellation of its local ICDL certification. ... (More)

International computer literacy programs to help address 10.5 per cent unemployment rate within KSA

Computer literacy programs are being eyed to help curb the unemployment rate among the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s population which currently stands at around 10.5 per cent, according to a study by the Statistics & Information Centre in the Kingdom. The country’s Shura Council itself has been holding intense dialogues to identify more effective employment strategies for Saudi’s estimated 500,000 unemployed citizens in order to avoid serious economic and social consequences .... (More)

King Faisal University adopts ICDL program to boost IT literacy of personnel

King Faisal University (KFU), a leading higher education institution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has adopted the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) program to enhance the information technology knowledge of its personnel in line with government initiatives to transform the country into a knowledge-based society.... (More)

ICDL Saudi Arabia to introduce new training programs targeting youth, e-transactions & health sector

ICDL Saudi Arabia, the governing body and certification authority of the ICDL program in the Kingdom, plans to introduce new IT literacy programs targeting youth, users of governmental and non-governmental e-transactions and the health sector to further expand IT literacy among specific community segments, in line with comprehensive government efforts to move towards a digital society... (More)

Women’s participation in global computer literacy programs rises to 35 per cent in KSA

The number of women participating in ICDL training programs across the Kingdom rose from 10 per cent in 2006 to 35 per cent by end of 2009 and is expected to grow to around 50 per cent within a few years, according to ICDL Saudi Arabia, the governing body and certification authority of the ICDL program in KSA... (More)

ICDL Saudi Arabia reveals new strategies for 2010 to support the Kingdom's digital literacy campaign

ICDL Saudi Arabia, the governing body and certification authority of the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) programme in Saudi Arabia, will pursue stronger ties with both the public and private sector in an effort to help bolster the country’s campaign to promote... (More)