Saudi education minister adopts new organizational structure

Secondary students sit for an exam in a government school in Riyadh. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 04 September 2018
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Saudi education minister adopts new organizational structure

  • The new organizational structure includes 10 agencies, along with supporting agencies and 54 public administrations

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s education minister has approved a new organizational structure for the ministry, which included integration, cancelation and the creation of a number of agencies to achieve integrated work and facilitate task performance.
The new organizational structure includes 10 agencies, along with supporting agencies and 54 public administrations.
As per the new changes approved by the education minister, Ahmad bin Mohammad Al Eissa, both the boys education agency and the girls agency will be integrated under one umbrella, the Educational Performance Agency.
The Higher Education Agency for Universities has been named the Agency of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Also, the decision includes establishing a Parallel Education Agency specialized for talents, special education and qualitative initiatives, as well as Saudi schools abroad. In addition to Human Resources and Financial Management agencies.
The new structuring included renaming a number of public administrations associated with the education minister.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh