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Omar Salem Al-Maaytah

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
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Today, the city of Ramallah in Palestine witnessed the crowning of student Omar Salem Al-Maaytah as champion of the Arab Reading Challenge, one of the initiatives of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Foundation, at the level of the State of Palestine, ahead of 13 male and female students who occupied the top ten places, representing various governorates, cities and towns of Palestine. . “Nour Al-Huda Applied School” from Ramallah and Al-Bireh won the title of distinguished school at the level of the State of Palestine, while teacher Samar Hosni Al-Qadah from the Nablus Educational District was crowned with the title of distinguished supervisor at the level of the educational region. This came during a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Education in Palestine in coordination with the Arab Reading Challenge Committee in Dubai, and in the presence of Dr. Sabri Saidam, Palestinian Minister of Education and Higher Education, and a number of officials, directors of educational districts in various governorates of Palestine, school principals, and an elite group of distinguished students who achieved advanced positions in the Challenge qualifiers. Arabic reading at the level of various public and private schools in Palestine. Najla Al Shamsi, Secretary General of the Arab Reading Challenge Project, began the ceremony with a speech she delivered from Dubai via video, praising Palestine’s valuable contributions in the fourth session of the challenge and congratulating the winners in the current session. Palestine witnessed advanced participation in the fourth session of the challenge, with 500,000 male and female students registering, an increase of more than 100,000 participants over the previous session, from more than 2,800 schools from the public and private sectors from various parts of Palestine, under the guidance of 6,200 male and female supervisors, who were keen to follow up on the students. In choosing appropriate books, guiding them, and helping them in summarizing the books and reviewing them with them. The competing male and female students and schools participated in the final qualifiers for the Arab Reading Challenge over two consecutive days, before the results were announced at the final ceremony held by the Ministry of Education in the city of Ramallah, during which the student Omar Salem Al-Maaytah, from the Arab Institute in the suburbs of Jerusalem, was crowned champion of the challenge. At the Palestinian level, in addition to honoring the top ten finishers in the challenge. Al-Maayta surpassed his fellow participants with his skills in discussion, analysis, and quick wit, in addition to his deep understanding of the information he read, which prompted the jury to choose him as the champion of the fourth edition of the Arab Reading Challenge in Palestine.


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