The Department of Early Education of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has completed a plan to expand covering the primary schools with “Maharati” My Skills project, for the fourth year in a row. The department noted that this project has made great progress in measuring the language and mathematics skills of the primary school students. The department said that after assessment the results of the students of the first cohort and the satisfaction rate of the partners and schools under the My Skills project, 11 primary schools were selected within the second group of the project. This is one of the initiatives of early education administration to raise the performance of students from grades 1 to 6 in language and numeracy skills through several educational initiatives. In this context, the department pointed out that it is currently focusing on imparting training for schools, as it has an impact on the development of teachers and students’ performance. It also enables teachers to apply best practices to enhance the language and numeracy skills of students. This project is based on empowering school leaders by training and mentoring them through training workshops and individual mentoring sessions, empowering the co-ordinator teacher, drawing up lesson plans and other relevant project objectives.
Jo Malone matches recall
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Retail International Co, has announced the recall of Jo Malone matches, which due to insufficient strength may break when struck. The MEC said the recall campaign comes within the framework of its ongoing efforts to protect consumers and ensure that product suppliers follow up on product defects and repairs.
The MEC said that it will co-ordinate with the dealer and communicate with customers to ensure that the procedures are implemented. The MEC has urged all customers to report any violations to its Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud Department through the following channels: Call centre: 16001, e-mail: [email protected], Twitter: @MEC_Qatar, Instagram: MEC_Qatar, MEC mobile app for Android and IOS: MEC_Qatar
Qatar Airways is extending its “Global Travel Boutique” promotion for two more days, offering discounted fares on flights in both Economy and Premium.
Passengers can avail of up to 40% discounts on all-inclusive fares, as well as special companion fares and group bookings until September 21.
“Passengers can choose from a variety of exciting new additions to our extensive global network, including Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chiang Mai in Thailand, Kiev in Ukraine, and Adana in Turkey, among many others,” Qatar Airways chief commercial officer Ehab Amin said in a statement.
Customers can visit any Qatar Airways sales office, or any preferred travel agency or qatarairways.com/globaltravelboutique to avail of the promotion.
SriLankan in online partnership
SriLankan Airlines has entered into a partnership with Booking.com to provide its passengers with the convenience of booking accommodation online along with their flight tickets on the airline’s website at www.srilankan.com.
Booking.com is the world’s largest accommodation website.
As an introductory offer, members of SriLankan Airlines’ Frequent Flyer Programme FlySmiLes who book their accommodation on Booking.com through hotels.srilankan.com will be awarded double air miles for a two-month period.
This promotion is available for reservations made between September 18 and November 18, SriLankan Airlines said in a press statement.
SriLankan chief commercial officer Siva Ramachandran said: “Our aim is to enhance the user experience of our passengers by introducing a one-stop travel solution with the convenience of booking their flight and their accommodation at a single go.”
“By partnering with Booking.com on our official website, SriLankan Airlines aims to provide our passengers with enhanced accessibility to the world under a single URL, available at their fingertips on their desktops, laptops, pads and smart-phones, from wherever they are in the world,” he added.
Brian Batista, senior director of Strategic Partnerships at Booking.com, added: “We are delighted to partner with SriLankan Airlines to provide their customers with a broad range of accommodation – from hostels, B&Bs (bed and breakfast), apartments, villas to five-star luxury hotels.
SriLankan’s global route network includes Doha.