Saudi Arabia offers scholarships for Pakistani students

Education Minister Ahmed Al-Eissa with Pakistani Ambassador Khan Hasham bin Saddique. (SPA)
Updated 16 December 2017
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Saudi Arabia offers scholarships for Pakistani students

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has reserved a quota for scholarships for Pakistanis in undergraduate programs in various universities, Education Minister Ahmed Al-Eissa told Pakistani Ambassador Khan Hasham bin Saddique during a meeting in Riyadh on Thursday.
The minister told the ambassador that the scholarships are given to students based in Pakistan under an educational and cultural program between the two countries. 
This will help students from both countries benefit from respective educational opportunities, Al-Eissa said.
Sardar Mohammed Kattak, first secretary of political and media affairs at the Pakistani Embassy, lauded the scholarships and the Saudi government’s generosity.
He said the ambassador asked the minister to facilitate the operation of two purpose-built school buildings in Riyadh and Dammam. Their construction will start soon.
Bin Saddique said there are 10 Pakistani community school buildings in the Kingdom and they are rented. 
“We’re building these two complexes in Dammam and Riyadh to call them our own, and they’ll be built according to government specifications,” he said.


King Salman receives Saudi education officials

King Salman receives officials of theMinistry of Education and Saudi universities at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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King Salman receives Saudi education officials

  • The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country

RIYADH: Top officials of the Ministry of Education and Kingdom’s universities on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. 

The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country. Saudi Arabia ranks as the largest market for education services in the region, and it also accounts for a growing number of students enrolled in the kindergarten to grade 12 education system in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. 

Strong government support over the past few years has led to the continuous expansion of the education sector by inviting private players to enter the space.

According to a study conducted by Research and Markets, the higher education industry of the Kingdom inclined at a single digit compound annual growth rate during the period 2012-2017. 

The establishment of new universities due to increased investments in the education sector was the key contributor to the augmented revenues generated by the market players.