Sixty years of Saudi women’s education in pictures

Young female pupils interact in a classroom in this undated picture. (SPA)

A series of photographs made available by the Saudi Press Agency detail the history of female education in Saudi Arabia.

The pictures show young girls huddled next to each other in class, while others show some of the older educational institutions in the Kingdom.

The photographs were collected from public and private libraries and public records.

Students attend a mathematics class in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

Students attend a mathematics class in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

An elementary school for girls photographed in the Saudi governorate of Ras Tanura established in 1964. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

An elementary school for girls photographed in the Saudi governorate of Ras Tanura established in 1964. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

A school bus is parked outside what is believed to be a school. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

A school bus is parked outside what is believed to be a school. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

King Saud bin Abdulaziz greets a young female pupil in this undated photograph. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

King Saud bin Abdulaziz greets a young female pupil in this undated photograph. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

Little girls gather during recess in this undated photograph. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

Little girls gather during recess in this undated photograph. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

A young female pupil holds a book during a class in session in this undated picture. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

A young female pupil holds a book during a class in session in this undated picture. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

One of the many girls-only schools in Saudi Arabia in the 1960s. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

One of the many girls-only schools in Saudi Arabia in the 1960s. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

A certificate awarded to a woman who passes a test qualifying her as an elementary teacher. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

A certificate awarded to a woman who passes a test qualifying her as an elementary teacher. (Photo courtesy: SPA)

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