Govt starts single sign-on system for electronic services

Updated 18 November 2014
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Govt starts single sign-on system for electronic services

The Ministry of Labor, in collaboration with the National Information Center, has launched the “Single Sign-On” system — an initiative that offers electronic services for customers wishing to access various government online portals, without being prompted to log in separately for each of the services.
The first phase of the initiative includes 6 services: Requests to transfer service, approvals of requests, reporting absences, cancelling absence reports, organisation of permanent exit permits, and the cancelation of visas.
The initiative is intended to contribute to the ministry’s recent efforts to develop the electronic technology used in their programs in order better help citizens and residents with their requests.
The new step emphasises the principles of credibility and transparency that are upheld within the ministry, even when human intervention is not necessitated, in order to limit fraud and errors and to realize the ministry’s automation strategy, which seeks to ensure that 92 percent of its services are provided electronically.


Saudi Minister discusses education system with Iraqi envoy

Updated 3 min 36 sec ago
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Saudi Minister discusses education system with Iraqi envoy

  • Saudi Arabia ranks as the largest market for education services in the region
JEDDAH: Saudi Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa on Friday received Iraqi Ambassador Qahtan Taha Khalaf in Riyadh.
They discussed education-related issues in the two countries and ways to enhance the education system.
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 (K-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.
The Kingdom’s private K-12 education market, valued at $5 billion in 2017, is expected to grow to $12 billion by 2023, said a recent report.
It is important to mention that Saudi students are now allowed to enroll in private international schools and the country is allowing foreign ownership of companies in the education sector.