Saudi private schools face closure for incorrect building use
Up to 30% of the private schools could close down after the kingdom's education ministry mandated that education facilities are assessed by local engineering offices
Up to 30% of Saudi Arabia's private-sector schools face closure for incorrect building use.
Schools operated in buildings not constructed as education facilities will be targeted by the Saudi Ministry of Education's latest programme.
The ministry has mandated that all schools register themselves in its Tadaruj system through certified engineering offices by 2 July, 2017.
Schools operating in facilities built for purposes other than education will be prohibited by the system, Education Journal Middle East reported, citing Saudi Gazette.
Close to 200 education experts gathered at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) to discuss the trend of schools operating in inappropriate buildings.
Engineering offices selected to assess the schools would have to be picked carefully to ensure the process is fairly completed, Tariq Al-Harazi, head of private schools committee at JCCI, said.