First in Saudi Arabia: Spokeswoman for Ministry of education

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Ibtisam Al-Shehri

RIYADH — Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh has issued an order appointing Ibtisam Al-Shehri as the spokesperson for public education in Saudi Arabia. Al-Shehri, who has been a supervisor for schools in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province, will hold the position as the first woman spokesperson of the ministry, responsible for over six million students and teachers in various phases of public education.

“In order to enhance the communication with public education employees, society and with the media, this will be the account for the spokesperson for public education. I hope to achieve your ambitions and aspirations, and to update you about anything new regarding the ministry,” Al-Shehri tweeted under the newly-created @spokesp_moe account.

Al-Shehri has served as an English language teacher with more than 17 years of experience, covering all phases of education from kindergarten to university. She holds a master’s degree in the subject of ‘Education of gifted children.’ She has been chosen by the Ministry of Education to pursue foreign scholarship studies in the United States of America. She had attended several international conferences and special forums on education strategy. — SG


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