Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reform program has not been limited to diversifying the kingdom’s economic resources. Bin Salman is also leading a reform program in different sectors in Saudi Arabia, including education.
American journalist Thomas Friedman hailed reform in the Saudi education sector, spearheaded by bin Salman, in an article published Thursday in The New York Times.
Redoing and digitizing all textbooks will be among a broad set of education reforms, the American author quoted the Saudi education minister as saying.
Saudi Arabia sends 1,700 Saudi teachers each year to world-class schools in places like Finland to upgrade their skills.
Moreover, the Saudi education minister announced that for the first time Saudi girls will have physical education classes in public schools and this year.
An hour will be added to the Saudi school day for kids to explore their passions in science and social issues, under a teacher’s supervision, the Saudi minister added.