Riyadh university launches 1st driving course for women

For first time in kingdom's history, Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive last September

Riyadh university launches 1st driving course for women

World Bulletin / News Desk

Riyadh’s Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University on Thursday announced the launch of Saudi Arabia’s first-ever driving course for women.

“In conjunction with International Women's Day, Princess Nora University has officially launched a pilot program to teach women to drive,” the university tweeted.

University Director Huda al-Ameel said 150 female driving teachers had already been trained to give the courses.

According to al-Ameel, more than 54,000 Saudi women have already signed up to take part in the program.  

Last September, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz issued a decree allowing women -- for the first time in the kingdom’s history -- to drive and obtain driver's licenses.

 
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