Riyadh: A college in Saudi Arabia has mentioned it’ll open a driving college for girls, in a primary for the ultra-conservative nation after a ban on girls driving was lifted.”Princess Nourah College is getting ready to arrange a driving college in cooperation with the related authorities,” the ladies’s college mentioned on Saturday.”That is the primary such announcement following this week’s order by King Salman to permit girls to drive,” it mentioned.Saudi Arabia on Tuesday mentioned it might permit driving permits for girls below a royal decree to take impact in June, sparking euphoria and disbelief amongst activists who lengthy fought the ban.
The Gulf kingdom was the one nation on the planet to ban girls from taking the wheel, and it was seen globally as a logo of repression within the Gulf kingdom.
Princess Nourah College says it has greater than 60,000 feminine college students in Riyadh and different cities.
Tuesday’s resolution is predicted to push girls into the workforce and enhance automotive gross sales, particularly within the coming months earlier than a scheduled imposition of a authorities value-added tax in January 2018.
Automobile makers together with Nissan, Chevrolet and Ford have rushed to congratulate Saudi girls, as thousands and thousands of girls are anticipated to hit the highway within the kingdom in coming years.
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