Also Read: No political flags and banners; Dubai Police Guides Asia Cup Spectators
About 40 percent of private schools in the country charge tuition fees between 10,000 and 20,000 Rials a year. Meanwhile, there are private schools in the country that charge an annual tuition fee of 6000 to 7000 Rials. But in some prominent private schools in Riyadh, the annual tuition fee ranges from 1.2 lakh Riyals to 1.3 lakh Riyals, officials said. Tuition fees are relatively low in Saudi as there is a lot of competition among private schools to attract students. It is reported that Saudi has the lowest fees among private schools in the Gulf region.
Also Read: Qatar to invest three billion dollars in Pakistan; Saudi Arabia will provide $1 billion in aid
Meanwhile, 94 percent of the private schools in the country charge more than 10,000 Rials. According to the figures published by Al Watan newspaper, only six percent of the institutions charge less than 10,000 riyals. A related study was conducted by the National Private Education Committee of the Federation of Saudi Chambers. 27 percent of institutes charge between 20,000 and 30,000, 11 percent of schools charge between 30,000 and 40,000 and seven percent of schools charge between 40,000 and 50,000. The report also states that seven percent of the institutes charge between 50,000 and 75,000 and four percent of schools charge more than 75,000.
63 percent of schools in the country have adopted the Saudi curriculum for learning. The rest of the schools follow either the American curriculum or the British curriculum, the report said. Private schools suffered a major setback after switching to online learning during the Covid era. This is after many parents shifted their students to government schools to avoid paying tuition fees. Parents of students who remained in private schools refused to pay the entire tuition fee due to online classes.
A young man who molested a minor girl was arrested