Parents slam ‘unhealthy’ food at school canteens

Arab News - Less than a week into the new academic year, and parents are already complaining about the unhealthy food sold at school canteens. Social media is abuzz with many parents complaining about the chips,...

25,000 buses to transport 1.2m students free of cost

Arab News - The Ministry of Education has announced that it is offering a fleet of around 25,000 school buses free of cost to transport 1,227,525 or 20 percent of the male and female students...

UAE, Saudi Arabia in top 10 with highest number of international schools

Saudi Gazette - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has retained its position at the top of the world’s listing for countries with the most number of English-medium international schools at 589, compared to only 511...

5,523 job placements for women in MOE

Saudi Gazette - The Ministry of Civil Services reported there are 5,523 job placements for women available under the Ministry of Education, none in Riyadh, Makkah or Jeddah. A source said applying for the job positions...

Teachers complain about school buildings

Saudi Gazette - The Education Directorate received complaints from teachers of three schools about the poor condition of the school buildings and their poor location. Makkah Education Directorate spokesman Talal Al-Radadi said the directorate received...

Bus drivers strike over delayed salaries

Saudi Gazette - A number of school bus drivers went on strike in Jazan in protest over a three-month delay in their salaries from the contracting company. An official spokesman of Jazan Education Ministry said...

Three days and no students

Saudi Gazette - Elementary school students in Horoub province in Jazan were absent for the third day running in protest of the closure of their elementary school without prior notice. Parents of students said that...

60% of private schools likely to raise tuition fees

Arab News -  The committee on private and international schools at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry expects 60 percent of these schools to raise annual tuition fees this year due to 25...

60 Saudis lose US student visa

Saudi Gazette - The Saudi Cultural Attache in the US reported that 60 Saudi students on scholarship have lost their visa during the past three months, Al-Hayat reported. The Saudi Cultural Attache in the United States...

All the best for new academic year

Arab News - After the longest summer vacation and Haj holidays in many years, schools and other educational institutions will reopen on Sunday. Over a million students in Riyadh are preparing for the first day of...

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