Saudi efforts to improve education system showcased

Education Minister Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa highlighted the support for education by the Saudi leadership. (SPA)
Updated 06 September 2018
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Saudi efforts to improve education system showcased

  • Al-Issa stress the efforts by King Salman and his crown prince for the Saudi education system.

JEDDAH: Saudi Education Minister Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa on Thursday highlighted the great support provided by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to improve the country’s education system.

Al-Issa did so at a meeting of education ministers in Argentina. Participants included education ministers from all G-20 states, as well as those from Singapore, Chile, Jamaica, Spain and the Netherlands.

Participants stressed the need to equip students at all educational levels with the basic skills required to enter the job market. The next meeting will be hosted by Japan, followed by Saudi Arabia. 


Youth pillars of reform plan, future of Saudi Arabia

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Youth pillars of reform plan, future of Saudi Arabia

  • A survey last year showed that 92 percent of young Saudis interviewed expressed a positive view of the outcome of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030

RIYADH: Young people in Saudi Arabia are the pillars of the country’s reform plan and the future of the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal as saying.
The prince said that 70 percent of the country’s population were aged between 15 and 35, and that young people and sports were two key elements of the Vision 2030 reform plan.
“We rely heavily on the programs offered by the state in various fields of sports, the arts and entertainment for young men and women, and I hope that we always offer the best to Saudi Arabia, the Arab world and the Islamic world.”
The prince was in Cairo, attending a meeting of the Council of Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports. He said in a press statement that the Kingdom put forward many proposals throughout the year and that ministries responded positively to youth activities. 
“The Kingdom has responded positively to many of the resolutions recommended during the meeting,” he said, adding that he hoped Arab youths would benefit from the outcome of these recommendations and meetings.
SPA reported last week that young Saudis were being trained to deal with the international media as part of a project to promote the Kingdom around the world.
A survey last year showed that 92 percent of young Saudis interviewed expressed a positive view of the outcome of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030.