Five online competitions launched to engage students during virus outbreak in Saudi Arabia

The director general of the Department of Education in Riyadh, Hamad Al-Wahaibi, said that the activities and events aimed to encourage the spirit of competition among students. (SPA)

JEDDAH (Rahnuma): : The General Department of Education in Riyadh has launched, during the period from April 9 to April 20, five online competitions for students covering different domains.

These competitions include best short film, the online student activity hackathon 2020 for the best coronavirus crisis solutions, ideas and initiatives, robots and coronavirus, the best daily schedule, and a message to the heroes of education.

The director general of the Department of Education in Riyadh, Hamad Al-Wahaibi, said that the activities and events aimed to encourage the spirit of competition among students and for them to invest in their leisure time at home for their benefit.

He said: “These competitions give students the opportunity to showcase their talents, experiences and creativity during this crisis, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which we and the whole world are experiencing.”
Al-Wahaibi called on parents to urge their daughters and sons to participate in these educational competitions as they combined learning with fun.

The assistant director general for educational affairs, Abdullah Al-Ghannam, said that in the competitions’ topics, standards and requirements, the short film competition was a visual production of no more than two minutes on one of two subjects — the Kingdom’s efforts in fighting coronavirus and the efforts of the Ministry of Education in promoting distance learning.

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