September 14, 2007
Saudi Arabia Puts Its Billions Behind Western-Style Higher Education
Kalid Zahrani sits in a hallway of King Saud University, Saudi Arabia's largest, with some of his fellow fourth-year students in the English department.
"Getting a job is almost impossible because companies, especially international ones, ask for the highest skills," he says as he laboriously attempts to translate into English an article about Iran's designs on the Middle East. "And we just don't have those."
"The problem is not with the courses, but with the teachers," adds