Saudi Arabia bans co-education at foreign schools

19 October 2010

The Saudi education ministry has said mixing of the sexes at foreign schools in the kingdom is forbidden and formed a committee to supervise the separation process, Saudi Gazette has reported. International schools in the kingdom must comply with the Ministry of Education's regulations on curricula, the selection of teachers and uphold Islamic principles and traditions, according to Khaled Bin Thabet Al-Orabi Al-Harithi, the Director of Foreign Education at Jeddah Education Administration. He said this was especially the case now that Saudi students are increasingly being enrolled at these schools.

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