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.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.