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Saudi education departments announce local schools will close on Monday

Jeddah Education announces that schools in Jeddah, Rabigh and Khulais will be closed tomorrow, Monday 12 Feb. 2018, for safety and security reasons due to bad weather conditions. (AFP)
JEDDAH: Jeddah's Education Authority announced that schools will shut down on Monday citing bad weather conditions across Saudi Arabia. 
Jeddah Univeristy also announced the closure of its main headquarters and all its branches due to the weather, which is predicted to bring high winds and dust.
The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said it expects that unstable weather conditions will prevail on Monday across Jeddah, Rabigh and Khulais. 
Following an emergency committee meeting, Spokesman for Jeddah Education Authority, Hamood al-Suqairan, said in line with reports received from the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection on the weather situation, it has been decided that schools will be closed as per the terms approved by the Ministry of Education to ensure the safety and security of students. 
Meanwhile, Makkah’s Education Authority also announced that schools will be closed to ensure the safety of students due to windy and dusty weather with warnings of low visibility.   
The decision has been made to ensure the safety and security of students, they said on their official Twitter account. 
 

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