Saudi universities to introduce new training programs

Saudi universities to introduce new training programs
Saudi Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa. (SPA)
Updated 10 December 2018

Saudi universities to introduce new training programs

Saudi universities to introduce new training programs
  • Human capital development will play a major role in Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Saudi Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa has instructed universities across the Kingdom to introduce teachers’ training programs in the academic session 2018-19.
Postgraduates are eligible to enroll in these programs. However, the minimum eligibility set for early childhood female teachers training program is the bachelor’s degree.
The Education Ministry said in a statement it wants to enhance the education system to help give new impetus to the ongoing development process in the Kingdom as envisaged in Vision 2030.
Human capital development will play a major role in Saudi Vision 2030.
The Saudi labor force will reach about 8.6 million by 2030 with a 44 percent participation rate. An average of 203,000 jobs will need to be created each year for Saudis entering the labor market.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 seeks to reduce the overall unemployment rate from 11.6 to 7 percent, overhaul the education system and increase the female participation rate from 22 percent of the labor force to 30.