Physical exercise at girls schools allowed

Updated 08 May 2013
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Physical exercise at girls schools allowed

Private girl schools must set aside special areas and institute a strict dress code for all its exercise classes, the Ministry of Education stated in a circular issued to all schools.
“Private girl schools should set up appropriate places for this purpose and the fitness activities should match each age group. The students should wear proper clothes covering them and observe a decent dress code,” Education Minister Prince Faisal bin Abdullah said in the circular.
Spokesman of the ministry Muhammad Al-Dakhini said the circular stated that qualified Saudi teachers should preferably supervise the health and fitness activities and teachers should be given intense training if needed.
Al-Dakhini said fitness activities for girls are allowed based on Islamic teachings. The spokesman said the ministry issued the circular after noticing some private schools providing classes for girls without any measures to protect the interests of the students and public health.


King Salman receives GCC secretary-general in Jeddah

King Salman receives the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 28 May 2018
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King Salman receives GCC secretary-general in Jeddah

JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, called on King Salman in Jeddah on Sunday and expressed warm greetings for the holy month of Ramadan.

During the meeting a number of issues related to the Gulf region came under discussion. 

In a separate meeting, ambassadors of different countries called on King Salman on Sunday. The king met Ambassador of Djibouti Dya-Eddin Said Bamakhrama, Eritrean Ambassador Mohammed Omar Mahmoud, Omani Ambassador Ahmed bin Hilal Al-Busaidy, Argentinian Ambassador Jaime Sergio Cerda, Austrian Ambassador Gregor Kossler, Singaporean Ambassador Lawrence Anderson, Australian Ambassador Ralph King and Canadian Ambassador Dennis Horak.