King Abdulaziz University (KAU) has allocated 10 percent of its Travel and Tourism Diploma places to students with special needs in an effort to train them to join the labour market.

KAU said the initiative responds to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz’s directives for public departments to pay special attention to students with special needs and due to the interest, as chairman of Saudi Disabled Children Association, of H.R.H. Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.

It also falls within KAU’s social plans which, according to the university, aim to grant an appropriate degree covering scientific, theoretical and practical aspects in accordance with national and international standards, develop the competitive capacities of university students, create social partnership, and develop care programmes for students with special needs.