Saudi Focus

Tatweer to build 3,200 schools over five years

February 2015

TATWEER, a Saudi holding company specialising in education, has announced plans to construct 3,200 schools and other educational facilities over the next five years in Saudi Arabia, said a report.

Unveiling the elaborate plans, Tatweer said a total of 1,700 sports halls and 1,500 kindergartens will also be built under the King Abdullah Project to Develop Public Education, reported the Arab News.

With this initiative, 346,000 pupils across the country will stand to benefit besides 35,000 teachers and supervisors, it added.

Meanwhile, the Saudi government has approved a number of educational projects worth SR319 million ($85 million) across the kingdom, said the Arab News.

These projects will be coming up in a number of cities and provinces including Bisha, Asir, Mahail, Tabuk, Hail, Qunfudha, Ahsa, Wajh, Laith and Madinah, the newspaper reported, citing the Education Minister Prince Khaled Al Faisal.

In addition, some of the schools and administrative buildings in Asir, Riyadh, Madinah, and Dawadmi will undergo maintenance works, the report said.

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