THE need for a modern education system was first realized when the
Kingdom introduced a structured curriculum for primary, intermediate and
secondary levels in the 1950s.
However, it was not until more than a decade later that the
government began to understand the necessity of vocational and technical
education facilities – which led to the opening of the first technical
institute in Riyadh in1966. Four years later, starting with the first
Five-Year Development Plan in 1970, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia