Ministry of Education bringshigh-tech result system [Archives:2003/661/Local News]

August 21 2003

Sanaa, August 20 – For the first time ever, secondary and preparatory exam results were posted on the Internet with comprehensive and well-designed results at ( The website was activated upon the official announcement that results were out in a ceremony held on Monday in Sanaa with the presence of Mr. Ahmed Sofan, Deputy Premier and Minister of Planning along with Dr. Abdulsalam Al-Jawfi, Minister of Education.
In his opening statement, Dr. Al-Jawfi revealed that 60,000 teacher supervised more than 158,000 secondary class students and 235,000 9th grade students. Names of the fist 10 students in all 9th grade, and secondary scientific and literary sections were announced, and distinguished examiners were also awarded.
Furthermore, Dr,. Abdulaziz Saleh bin Hubtour, Deputy Minister of Education said that a number of students died during the examinations in violence, while 1,388 students were dismissed because of cheating and other violations.
In general terms, the overall exam period was smooth and successful. The success rate in the final secondary results was relatively high as 72% of the literary section passed, while 77% passed in the scientific section.
A program of support for ” Disaster Preparedness, management & Recovery” with a total budget of US $ 1.77 million was signed today between UNDP, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Planning in Sana'a. UNDP will contribute an amount of US $ 740,560, Norwegian Government US $ 28,812. The Yemeni Government will support the program budget by contributing US $ 700,000 in cash and US $ 300,000 in kind. Natural Disasters like earthquakes, floods, and droughts often claim many people's lives and render other homeless, thereby increasing the level of poverty in the country. This program aims to provide support to the government of Yemen in its exerted efforts to successfully respond to the scale of vulnerability and recurrent localized disasters, which include earthquakes, floods, droughts and various epidemics through disaster mitigation, disaster response and recovery.

The program will:
– Establish the necessary institutions (disaster management unit/national emergency operation center) with clear structure and functional procedures for disaster planning management and prevention.
– Formulate and implement a disaster management contingency plan
– Establish a Disaster Management Information System (DMIS) Database
– Establish a Disaster Management Communication System
– Build the national staff capacity at the central governorate levels in disaster planning, preparedness, management, mitigation, emergency response and recovery
The program will be executed by the General Secretariat of Civil Defense on behalf of the Ministry of Interior and in close partnership with the United Nations Disaster Management Thematic Group, and other local and international partners. The program will star 1st September 2003 and last for three years.
Officials from the technical staff of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Interior, and UNDP office in Sana'a attended the signing ceremony.
The program document was signed by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning & International Cooperation, Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Sofan on behalf of the Government of Yemen, and H.E. Dr. Rashad Al-Aleemi, Minister of Interior on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, and Mr. James Rawely, Resident Representative, on behalf of UNDP. The ceremony was also attended by the WHO representative in Yemen, Dr. Hashim Ali El-Zein, in his capacity as chair of the UN Disaster Management Thematic Group.