King Salman: Saudi Arabia will overcome coronavirus with 'resolve and positivity'

King Salman. (SPA)
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Updated 25 May 2020

King Salman: Saudi Arabia will overcome coronavirus with 'resolve and positivity'

RIYADH: King Salman said on Sunday that he "sees hope in the coming days" in a message to mark Eid Al-Fitr.

Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, he said that Saudi Arabia will overcome “all calamity” through resolve and positivity.

The king also thanked God for the blessing of Eid Al-Fitr, a celebration marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks.


Ministry aims to attract investors for special education schools in Saudi Arabia

Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh. (SPA)
Updated 31 min 41 sec ago

Ministry aims to attract investors for special education schools in Saudi Arabia

  • Al-Asheikh underscored the importance of the long-term relations between the ministry and representatives of private and nonprofit sectors and investors

RIYADH: Saudi Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh on Monday said his ministry is working on plans to attract investors to operate special education and boarding schools in the Kingdom.

Setting up the General Department for International and Foreign Schools within the organizational structure of the Private Education Agency aims to support investors in the sector, and develop and organize governance, including working procedures, he added.

The Education Ministry, he said, is the sole authority for issuing licenses and providing consultations regarding foreign education.

Al-Asheikh underscored the importance of the long-term relations between the ministry and representatives of private and nonprofit sectors and investors.

He said the ministry will provide all kinds of support to enhance investment in the education sector, and increase the number of international schools and academies “in a way that enhances our educational outcomes.”

The ministry, he added, will reconsider the criteria and requirements for founding governmental and private educational institutions according to factors such as cities, villages and human density.