Saudi Arabia: 17,000 male and female students are nominated for the Talented Barometer

Yesterday, the King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) announced the nomination of 17,000 male and female students out of 43,000 registered in the Mawhiba Multiple Mental Abilities Scale, as part of the National Program for Gifted Identification, which is organized annually by “Mawhiba” in strategic partnership with: The Ministry of Education The Education and Training Evaluation Authority, represented by the National Center for Measurement.

The Secretary-General of the talent of Dr. Saud Al-Mathami inaugurated the results of the year, during an official ceremony, which was held in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for General Education, Dr. Muhammad Al-Muqbil, the Executive Director of the National Center for Measurement, Dr. Abdullah Al-Qati, and a number of directors of education in Saudi regions.

Al-Mathami said: “The real celebration today is the jewels of Saudi Arabia and its talents who are the fuel of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030,” stressing that the National Program for the Detection of Gifted People is a successful Saudi story par excellence, which must be highlighted as a successful model in the idea, curricula and results between Mawhiba, the Ministry of Education and the Qiyas Center.

He pointed out that in the beginning the numbers in the national program were modest and limited, but now they have become tens of thousands of discovered talented students, specifically more than 161,000, while the number of registered and applicants exceeded hundreds of thousands, calling for highlighting the experience of the success of this partnership, if we want it to succeed. Similar partnerships in the future, and he pointed out that the talents were previously scientific and knowledgeable, but with the presence and support of the Ministry of Culture, they became cultural, artistic and literary talents.

He stated that the discovery process changes the personality of the individual who is classified as talented, and changes his outlook on life and his future, stressing that discovery precedes care in importance.

He revealed the imminent launch of the Mawhiba Academy, sponsored and empowered by the nation’s talents, with an integrated system that includes the teacher, curricula, and school environment.

He explained that the Kingdom won 465 prizes in the International Olympiad, which are competitions that are not open to numbers, but rather require a limited number of students participating in the name of each country, ranging between 3 or 4 students only, noting that the number of Saudi prizes before receiving the talent of the file was limited. Very, but now the Kingdom is at the forefront of countries in terms of achievement, and ranks ninth in the ISEF competition out of 160 countries.

The Mawhiba Foundation stated in an official statement, “The number of students who have been discovered in order to provide them with care within the programs and services of “Mawhiba” in the coming years exceeded more than 17,000 students, and work is underway to nominate them for the programs and services provided by: “Mawhiba”, And the Ministry of Education, and the bodies that support the gifted, according to the standards and requirements of the programs, and they will join their fellow students who have been discovered from past years.”

For his part, Deputy Secretary-General for Gifted Services, Dr. Basil Al-Sadhan, gave a visual presentation on the National Program to Detect the Gifted, which aimed to develop a clear mechanism for discovering the gifted, in a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education, Mawhiba, and Qiyas Center, where the Mawhiba scale for multiple mental abilities was developed. Which is the main engine for entering most of the programs offered by Mawhiba, and it measures students’ ability in various sciences.

Al-Sadhan said: The National Program for the Detection of Gifted Persons represents a long journey of achievements and work over 11 years.

The percentage of students performing the scale this year at the first level, which includes grades (third, fourth, and fifth primary), reached 24%, while the percentage of students at the second level, which includes grades (sixth primary, first and second intermediate) reached 31%, and third-level students reached ( The third intermediate and first secondary) 45% of the total students who performed the scale, and the percentage of Saudi students was 96%, while the percentage of non-Saudi students was 4%, and the percentage of students who performed the scale in Arabic was 93%, and those who performed the scale in English were 7%.

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