JEDDAH, September 30 – Riyadh-based Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, the world’s largest higher education institution for females, said on Saturday that it plans to establish a driving school for women.
This is the first such announcement following this week’s order by King Salman to allow women to drive. The decision will take effect in June of next year.
The institution tweeted: “Princess Nourah University is preparing to set up a driving school in cooperation with the relevant authorities.”
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a Royal Decree on September 26 that will allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia from June 24, 2018.
Princess Nourah University, or PNU, is a public institution and has more than 60,000 female students in 34 colleges in the Saudi capital Riyadh and in nearby cities.