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

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.

UAE celebrates Saudi National Day

Updated 23 September 2018

UAE celebrates Saudi National Day

DUBAI: The celebratory mood to mark Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day has reached as far as New York, with Nasdaq displaying images of the Kingdom’s rulers at its tower on Times Square in New York while Dubai carrier Emirates is pulling out all the stops to join in the festivities.

The Dubai airline operated a special one-off A380 service, known as EK 813 and EK 814, on Sunday to the capital city of Riyadh, touching down at King Khalid International Airport at 3:30pm. The return flight was scheduled to depart at 6:50pm.

A YouTube video from Emirates also showed crew handing out scarves embroidered with the countries’ flags, as well as white roses, to passengers while boarding the A380 aircraft.


Nasdaq Dubai, the UAE-based operations of the New York equities exchange, posted: “Best wishes from #NasdaqDubai to #SaudiArabia on the occasion of the 88th National day” in its Twitter account, along with photos containing images of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed being projected on a huge electronic billboard. A separate tweet also showed an 11-second video with the merged UAE and Saudi Arabian flags fluttering on the billboard.



Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, will be illuminated in the national flag of Saudi Arabia, in a display of friendship between the UAE and its Gulf neighbor.

In the UAE’s capital, the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police decorated 88 of their cars – one for every year being celebrated – with the flags of Saudi Arabia and the UAE and the words “Together Forever.”

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways’ Wesam Sameer Al-Najjar, the only Saudi National A380 pilot in the world, together with Captain Ahmed Almalood from the UAE, flew the A380 Year of Zayed aircraft to Jeddah for a special one-off service to mark the event.