Saudi women can now join the army
February 28, 2018 | 4:49 PM
by Times News Service
File photo of women in Saudi Arabia. Image used for illustrative purpose. Photo: File/Reuters

Muscat: Women in Saudi Arabia can now apply to be soldiers in the army, according to the country's Directorate of Public Security.

"The Directorate of Public Security/Training Affairs announces the opening of admission and registration for a number of military posts for the rank of soldier, with secondary school education or higher, according to the conditions and qualifications required for recruitment in the following areas: Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, Qassim, Asir, Eastern," the directorate announced on their official website.

These are the conditions of entry:

- The applicant must be of Saudi origin and excludes those who grew up with their fathers who worked in a government job outside the Kingdom.

- The academic qualification should not be less than the general secondary school or its equivalent.

- At least 25 years of age and not more than 35 years of age.

- Must pass the admission tests and the personal interview by the female employees.

- Must pass the medical examination.

- The height of the applicant should not be less than 155 cm and the height should be proportional to the weight according to the medical regulations.

- The applicant must be of good conduct and behaviour.

- The applicant must not be an employee in any government agency or have previously worked on the military service system.

- Must not be married to a non-Saudi.

- Must have an independent national identity.

- The place of her residence and the location of her guardian's work must be in the same region or governorate in which the job is located.

- Must comply with the admission and registration requirements and to pay attention to the accuracy of the personal information and scientific qualifications listed in the application form.

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