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Kirsan is in Dubai for Chess in School
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:20

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov had a working visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, meeting with the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of UAE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. The topic of the conversation was the implementation of chess in schools and in institutions of higher education.

Chess recognised as an important tool for education in Algeria
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 02:57

news1On the 11th of November, an important meeting took place. It was presided by 2 Ministers, Mr Boubekeur Benbouzid, Minister for Education and Mr Hachemi Djiar, Minister for Youth and Sports. Mr Lakhdar Mazouz, President of the African Chess Union and Mrs Taous Ameyar, President of the Algerian Federation, were present. Among other high ranking officials of both ministries, participated also to this meeting Mr Hocine Kennouche, General Director of Sports and Mr Abdelhafid Izem , President of the Algerian Sport Schools Federation. Taking the successful experience of Turkey as a good example to follow, both Ministers stressed the need to popularise Chess everywhere in Algeria because of its many benefits for Children and Youth. They insisted that a program should be prepared and undertaken to teach the game particularly to Children in primary schools, starting in pilot schools and expanding it progressively to all part of Algeria .

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