Saudi Arabia to participate in Education World Forum

The Ministry of Education delegation at BETT 2020 will be headed by the deputy minister for general education, Dr. Muhammad Al-Muqbel. (SPA)
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Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia to participate in Education World Forum

  • BETT’s EWF is one of the largest international education forums, organized annually, to provide and display the latest developments in education

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Education will participate in the Education World Forum (EWF), among the activities of the BETT 2020 international forum for educational technologies, which will be held in London from Jan. 22-25, 2020.
BETT is the first industry show that focuses on technology in education, bringing over 800 leading companies and over 100 Education/Tech start up companies together. Approximately 146 countries will participate, in addition to at least 34,000 visitors.
The Tatweer Co. for Educational Services will be among those attending, aiming to attract global investments into Saudi public and higher education.
The Ministry of Education delegation at BETT 2020 will be headed by the deputy minister for general education, Dr. Muhammad Al-Muqbel, and the general supervisor of the Vision Realization Office, Dr. Atef Al-Amri, in addition to a number of other ministry officials and Tatweer employees.
BETT’s EWF is one of the largest international education forums, organized annually, to provide and display the latest developments in education.


‘Wusool’ transport program benefits 60,000 Saudi women

Updated 20 February 2020

‘Wusool’ transport program benefits 60,000 Saudi women

RIYADH: Over 60,000 Saudi female employees have benefited from Wusool, a female transportation program that helps ease their daily commute.

The program aims to find solutions that reduce the burden of transportation costs for Saudi female workers in the private sector by providing them with subsidies from the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) for high-quality, safe and secure transportation services to and from the workplace, partnering with taxi companies through licensed smart apps.

The program aims to increase the participation of women in the labor market and increase job stability. 

The HRDF said it made amendments and updates to Wusool to ensure that the largest number of applicants benefitted from it. This comes as part of the HRDF’s support for women working in the private sector.

The procedures included amendments to the terms of enrollment in the program, including the requirement to be registered under the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), where the employee should be registered for less than 36 months, and her monthly salary should not exceed SR8,000 ($2,132). SPA Riyadh

The amendments also included a fixed monthly financial support provided by HRDF, covering 80 percent of the cost at a maximum of SR800 per month, in addition to the cancelation of the previously planned financial participation of SR200, and extending the support period to 12 months.

Women working in the private sector can register for the Wusool program by visiting http://wusool.sa.