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Of course the problem with shifting to Tech and Clean Energy, is they require an educated workforce and a reasonably democratic gubmint… which ain’t exactly the Saudis strong suit!

Reuters: In Saudi Arabia, a clamor for education
Saeed wants to study physics but worries that his state high school is failing him. He says the curriculum is outdated, and teachers simply repeat what is written in text books without adding anything of practical value or discussions.
“There is not enough in our curriculum,” says Saeed, 16, who goes to an all-male state school in the Red Sea port of Jeddah. “It is just theoretical teaching, and there is no practice or guidance to prepare us for the job market.”