Higher Education

Of all the challenges facing the Kingdom in its social and economic development, there can be no doubt that the need to create a pool of highly educated Saudi Arabian citizens, capable of managing a complex modern economy, has been paramount.

It is in this context that the Kingdom's massive expenditure on education at all levels, but particularly at the higher level, must be seen. Clearly, the implementation of the development plans necessitated the assistance of tens of thousands of expatriate managers, scientists, engineers and teachers. But, while the development program was pursued with their help, the Kingdom allocated resources to ensure that, as soon as reasonably possible, its own citizens should be able to assume full responsibility for their own future.

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Profile of Saudi Arabia

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