Women account for 51% of university students

Updated 01 August 2013
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Women account for 51% of university students

The Ministry of Higher Education announced here recently that 182,878 students have been accepted at 25 public universities for the coming year. There were 86,039 men applicants and 96,839 women, representing 51 percent of the total number of students.
The ministry stated there are still 189,821 vacant seats with 105,707 allocated for men and 84,114 for women.
The periodical report of the higher education statistics center affiliated to the Ministry of Education stated that the percentage of reserved university seats stood at 49 percent, with 51 percent still vacant.
The report showed that there was an increase of 38,931 students accepted over the past week, a 27 percent increase from the previous week.
The report said that there has been full enrollment at King Saud bin Abdulaziz for Health Sciences, Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University, the Islamic University, and King Saud and Al-Mujamaa’ universities. Other universities can still accommodate more students.


Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. (SPA)
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Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

  • 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures

RIYADH: Nearly 3 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,987,317 offenders, including 2,328,031 for violating residency regulations, 458,591 for labor violations and 200,695 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 50,388 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,135 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,697 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 443,210 offenders; 405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 507,042 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 750,504 were deported.