More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. (SPA)
Updated 05 May 2018
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More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

  • The purpose of the trip was to enable participants to perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque and visit the Prophet’s Mosque

JEDDAH: The first trip of the Umrah and visit program for the children of martyrs, people with special needs and orphans, organized by the Department of Public Relations in Makkah Governorate, departed from Jeddah to Makkah and Madinah on Friday.

The purpose of the trip was to enable participants to perform Umrah at the Grand Mosque and visit the Prophet’s Mosque.

It was organized by the Governorate of Makkah Region on the instructions of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, and his deputy Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, 

The spokesman of the Governorate of Makkah Region Sultan Al-Dosari said that the program comes within the framework of the responsibility of the Governorate toward deserving groups for their great role in the service of society, stressing that the Governorate would work to improve communication with society through the use of all modern technology.

He added that the first trip began with more than 100 people from Makkah to Madinah by train, and that participants included sons and families of martyrs in Makkah region, the Handicraft Association, and the Ibsar Association for the visually-impaired and the charity Association of Orphan Care in Jeddah. 


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.