On a silver plate? 6000 jobs awaiting Saudis in the education sector
The Ministry of Civil Service in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education announced that 6,494 education jobs are available for Saudi youth.
The Ministry of Civil Service said the graduates who have the requisite educational qualifications can apply for the jobs.
Meanwhile, Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khaled Al-Anqari and the Kingdom’s Ambassador to US Adel Jubair launched a job fair for graduates of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for External Scholarships in Washington on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony for the seventh batch from US universities.
Tonight 12,500 graduates will be feted.
Dr. Al-Anqari honored 62 outstanding students in medicine, engineering and commercial and administrative specializations.
Cultural Attaché Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Al-Isa said this is the fourth job fair to bring together the qualified students following their graduation from US universities.
Assistant Cultural Attaché for Cultural and Social Affairs Dr. Moudhi Bint Abdullah Al-Khalaf said over 60 companies offered 3,500 jobs to the fresh graduates.
About 250 rooms were allocated for personal interviews.
Last week, the King approved a five-year plan worth more than SR80 billion ($21.33 billion) to develop the education sector.
The plan includes building 1,500 nurseries, providing training for about 25,000 teachers and establishing educational centers and other related projects, Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal was quoted by SPA as saying.
The SR80 billion are in addition to what is being allocated annually to the education ministry, SPA said.
The ministry’s budget includes funds to build 465 schools and 11 hospitals and a 3 percent rise in education spending to SR210 billion.