Sunday, July 5, 2009

‘No more Islamic Law graduates needed’

Saudi Arabia doesn’t need more university graduates with degrees in Islamic studies entering the workforce, Okaz reported, citing Mohammed Ali al-Hazaa, the director of the Jazan University.
Bloomberg reported that the Saudi job market is "saturated" with graduates with degrees in Shariah law and more would only increase unemployment in the kingdom, the Jeddah-based newspaper cited al-Hazaa as saying.
Saudi Arabia is spending US$400 billion (RM trillion) over the next five years to create jobs, boost oil production and help improve education, which has been dominated by Islamic clerics. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology will offer graduate-level science and technology degrees in partnerships with the University of Cambridge and Stanford University when it opens in September 2009, according to its website. Jazan University, located in southwestern Saudi Arabia, was established in 2006 by King Abdullah, the report said.

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