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May 15th, 2007
15 new colleges to be set up in Saudi
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziaz has approved the proposals made by the Higher Education Council to establish 15 new colleges, including two medical colleges in Riyadh and Al Kharj and an institute of tourism and a nanotechnology centre in Jeddah, according to Higher Education Minister Dr Khaled Al Anqari.
Al Anqari said that the King has also approved a proposal to bring the colleges of teachers and girls under the purview of universities at academic, administrative and financial levels. These colleges were till now under the Higher Education Ministry.
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