Winners of the 2nd Arab Reading Challenge; Al-Iman Girls’ School, Bahrain Chapter were honored under the patronage of Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi.
The ceremony was attended by Arab Reading Challenge Secretary-General Najla Al-Shamsi and UAE Embassy Charge d’Affaires Said Al-Kotbi.
A number of Education Ministry officials, Arab Reading Challenge team members, students’ parents, participating school principals and teachers supervising students were also present.
Dr. Al-Nuaimi hailed initiative which was launched by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum to encourage millions of Arab children to read and arm themselves with knowledge.
The Arab Reading Challenge qualifications in Bahrain attracted more than 24,000 students representing 258 schools, up from more than 18,000 participants last year.
Following a delegation of schools returned to Bahrain on the 19th October 2017 after taking part in His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum’s Arab Reading Challenge.
They were welcomed at Bahrain International Airport by Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, Al-Iman Schools board of trustees’ chairman Ahmed Al-Zayed, Undersecretary for Resources and Services Dr. Mohammed Mubarak Juma’a and other officials and parents.
Dr. Al-Nuaimi hailed the dedicated efforts of the minister, public and private schools to compete in the Arab Reading Challenge and honor the Kingdom of Bahrain.
A total 25,000 students from 275 schools took part in the competition on the national level – of whom 3000 managed to achieve the ultimate goal and read 50 books.
Last year, 18,000 from 179 schools competed for contest in Bahrain as part of the first edition of the pan-Arab reading challenge.
He hailed the achievement of Al-Iman Girls’ School which ranked first and claimed the 2017 title in the contest which attracted 41,000 schools from the Arab countries.
On behalf of the ministry’s personnel, public and private schools, students and parents, Dr. Al-Nuaimi, he paid tribute to the wise leadership for their support to the education sector in Bahrain.