2006 News Story

Ministry of Education creates top jobs for women

The Ministry of Education has established five deanships solely for female candidates as part of an effort to give women more autonomy in education for girls, the Saudi Gazette reported yesterday.

The first five women have already been appointed: Prof. El-Ja’azi Ibrahim Al-Afa’aliq as Dean of Higher Studies; Prof. Fayza Omar Al-Muayad, Dean of Academic Research; Dr Badriya Abdur Rahman Al-Jandan, Dean of the Department of Staff Members; Dr Na’ila Abdur-Rahman Al-Daihan, Dean of Adminission and Registration; and Dr. Al-Bandari Fahad Al-Yusif, Dean of Distance Learning for Girls.

Prof. Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Husaien, Deputy Minister of Education for Women’s College, announced the five appointees. “The appointed women candidates are highly qualified officials to take up the leadership jobs in the respective capacities,” he said, as quoted in the Saudi Gazette.

The autonomous deanships will pave the way to meet the needs of academic research for 102 girls’ colleges in Saudi Arabia and help promote their educational and social development, Al-Husaien said.