Saudi aviation academy opens admissions

Applicants for the higher diploma for fire and rescue should be Saudi nationals between 18-23 years of age. (SPA)
Updated 02 July 2019

Saudi aviation academy opens admissions

  • The applicants must have a high school certificate in natural sciences with a grade of at least 80 percent, an aptitude test score of 70 percent and an achievement score of 65 percent

RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation’s (GACA) Academy of Civil Aviation will open its doors to applicants with high school diplomas in natural sciences for its diploma and fast-track programs.
Fields included in the programs include fire and rescue training and airport operation, with applications open from Sunday June 30 until July 20, through the academy website www.saca.edu.sa.
Applicants for the higher diploma for fire and rescue should be Saudi nationals between 18-23 years of age (according to the Hijri calendar). The applicants must have a high school certificate in natural sciences with a grade of at least 80 percent, an aptitude test score of 70 percent and an achievement score of 65 percent. Applicants must also have a score of at least 40 in the English language test from the National Center for Measurement.
The academy requires applicants who apply for different fast-track programs.


Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

Updated 05 August 2020

Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

  • More than 600 people have been provided with shelter
  • The Asir region was the hardest hit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s civil defense has saved almost 700 people after torrential rain caused flooding in several areas of the Kingdom.
Between July 26 to Aug. 4, 77 people including 11 families, have been rescued in Makkah, Madinah, Asir, Jazan, and Al-Baha, the media center of the General Directorate of Civil Defense said Wednesday.
More than 600 people have been provided with shelter, including three families.
The Asir region was the hardest hit and had the highest number of rescues, while the lowest was Madinah with one rescue.
The center said eight committees have been formed in a number of affected areas to limit the damage and losses from the rain.
Civil defense called on citizens and residents in areas experiencing torrential rains in the Kingdom to take precautions and not to walk in the valleys or wide and avoid torrents of water, to move away from areas exposed to flooding caused by heavy rains.