25 percent of 2010 budget goes to education

December 22, 2009

Over 25 percent of the state budget has gone to the Ministry of Education, said Minister of Education Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, Saudi Gazette reported today.

The ministry’s budget will fund the King Abdullah Project for the Development of Public Education, which is estimated to cost about SR9 billion, the minister said.

The new budget has also allocated funds for building 1,200 schools in the Kingdom, in addition to 3,112 school buildings now being constructed.

Over 770 new schools have been completed this year and 2,000 schools renovated, Prince Faisal said.