Education Ministry wins Arab award

WAM DUBAI: The Ministry of Education won the Arab e-Government shield award as the best interactive platform of a ministry on Facebook. A competition was organised for Arab countries’ government agencies and official websites by the Arab Organization for Administrative Development and the Internet Awards Academy in the Arab World. Director of Governmental Communication at the Ministry Murad Abd Al-Baloushi was presented with the award in a ceremony in Sharm El-Sheikh city, Egypt.

Organizers, in a statement, said the ministry, based on its belief in the significance direct communication between institutions and individuals, seriously took into considerations comments by visitors to its page on the social networking site and worked on implementing them whenever regulations allowed it.