Al-Fatah Secondary school in Abha in the southern province of Asir has won second place in the first phase of the Near East and North Africa contest organized by the GLOBE Program on environmental research. The GLOBE Program is implemented through a worldwide network of over 24,000 primary and secondary schools and many universities around the world.
Assistant Director General of Education for Academic Affairs Saad Awad Al-Ghanoum congratulated Al-Fatah school students and teachers for their achievement.
He said it was the hard work of the school students and teachers as a whole that made them win a top position in the contest, the Saudi Press Agency reported yesterday.
By using the Internet, these schools monitor environmental changes both locally and worldwide, and document their findings in scientific research reports. There are currently over 54,000 GLOBE-trained teachers who implement the program in classroom science projects. GLOBE provides teachers with professional development opportunities and support for scientists.
Source: Arab News