Technical colleges to ease enrollment of soldiers’ kin

Updated 30 August 2015

Technical colleges to ease enrollment of soldiers’ kin

RIYADH: As a mark of support for Saudi soldiers stationed on the southern borders, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has pledged to secure the admission of their children to various institutions and colleges to further their education.

The announcement was made by TVTC Gov. Ali Al-Ghafis on Thursday at a meeting with the technical college's deans and directors of institutes across the Kingdom at the annual meeting of the executives.
“We will fulfill the desires of the wives of our brave soldiers stationed in the southern boundary and accept their children into colleges and institutes,” Al-Ghafis said.
He also agreed to accommodate the request of their wives by admitting their daughters into girls' technical institutions. Al-Ghafis issued the order with immediate effect.
In his speech, he said: "We owe a great deal to our brave soldiers who are defending the borders of this country under the guidance of our wise leadership.
"As such, we must make the enrollment process easier for their sons and daughters, and provide training opportunities for those who wish to do so. This work comes under the attention and keenness of the wise leadership for the sake of children and the families of these men in uniform, who are defending the religion and the homeland. This confirms the deep cohesion between the state and its people."
According to Al-Ghafis, there is an ongoing project in cooperation with the Ministry of Education for giving vocational training to students in high school in both technical and professional disciplines. "This will help to develop Saudi technical manpower to support the national economy," he said.
The meeting was attended by more than 120 deans (male and female) of the TVTCs faculties and heads of the industrial institutes to discuss major initiatives aimed at providing world-class training to young boys and girls.

Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

Updated 13 December 2018

Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

  • Two local heroes to take to the track in the first-ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY contest for production-based electric cars
  • Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to test Ad Diriyah track

RIYADH: Saudi motorsport has never looked so good as two drivers prepare for a historic debut in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, being launched at the racetrack created at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

Flying the flag for Saudi Arabia, the General Sports Authority (SAMF) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF), Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to take to the track tomorrow.

Saudi fans can cheer them on during their free practice session at 3.45pm tomorrow (Friday, December 14), and see if they make it to the final of eTROPHY at 12.50pm on Saturday (December 15).

Ahmed Bin Khanen, Saudi Racing said: “It’s really great to be part of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship, especially as the first race is in Saudi Arabia with my family and friends. I hope to get a good race result and most importantly, make the race exciting for fans to watch.”

The Saturday eTrophy final precedes the main ABB FIA Formula E race, the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

Single-day tickets from Friday at SR330 are still available at, along with three-day tickets from SR950.