General Department for Adult Education:
General department of Adult Education is one of the many departments under the Agency of education. Ministry of Education has established and opened many adult education centers as part of its expansion. And also worked on planning policy of the programs, which were needed for education for life, and worked on to provide opportunities of continuous education for all the community members. Moreover, the department worked on formulating programs, which guarantee the equal opportunities of education for Adults both Men and Women.
Adult Education Programs:
Neighborhood Learning Program:
It is an educational and training program, which needs one Academic year for its execution, which develops work skills of its trainees, and have potential of developing poor neighborhoods by helping woman with training of some technical skills, and livelihood skills to raise their cultural and economic level.
Illiteracy Free Society:
The idea of the program is to target the illiterates at their places, and use flexible mechanism which are not bound to time, and place, and motivate participants by providing them moral, and material incentives, to improve social performance cycle.
The educational program for elementary level is based on the equivalent general educational scale, and its duration is three years, after completing this elementary level certificate of Adult Education it entitles the student to get stipend up to One Thousand Saudi Riyal.
Education and Literacy Campaigns:
Education campaigns for illiterates are conducted in summer vacations for two months in remote and rough areas, with objective of educating illiterates there, raise their awareness level, and cooperate in the implementation of several ministries of the country, with the objective to raise awareness, and provide services for these categories.