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Soon, a driving school for women in Saudi Arabia

Soon, a driving school for women in Saudi Arabia

Sc AL   ¦    Oct 01, 2017 08:15:05 PM (IST)
Soon, a driving school for women in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh : A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women, the first time in the country after a ban on women driving was lifted, reports said on Sunday.

"Princess Nourah University is preparing to set up a driving school in cooperation with the relevant authorities," the women's university said.

"This is the first such announcement following this week's order by King Salman to allow women to drive," it said.

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said it would allow driving permits for women under a royal decree to take effect next June, Xinhua news agency reported.

Princess Nourah University says it has more than 60,000 female students in Riyadh and other cities.

Tuesday's decision is expected to push women into the workforce and boost car sales, especially in the coming months before a scheduled imposition of a government value-added tax in January 2018