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SCE set to increase women members.

Byline: Galal Fakkar

JEDDAH: Abdullah Bugshan, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE SCE (in Scotland) Scottish Certificate of Education

SCE n abbr (= Scottish Certificate of Education) → Schulabschlusszeugnis in Schottland
), said the organization is encouraging membership for more women.

Speaking at the SCE office in Jeddah, Bugshan said women with advanced degrees "are in great need," particularly for supervising girls' schools and women's colleges Women's colleges in higher education are undergraduate, bachelor's degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are comprised exclusively or almost exclusively of women. . Bugshan said there are already "a few hundred" Saudi women who are affiliated with the council, "even though Saudi women with (postgraduate postgraduate

after first degree graduation, the registerable degree in veterinary science.

postgraduate degree
may be a research degree, e.g. PhD, or a course-work masterate with a vocational bias, or any combination of these.
) degrees are found in the thousands."

Regarding the progress of the SCE, which was founded seven years ago by a royal decree, Bugshan said the organization is still working to transfer licensing responsibilities from the ministerial level. "The decree stipulated that the licensing of engineering work will be confined con·fine  
v. con·fined, con·fin·ing, con·fines
1. To keep within bounds; restrict: Please confine your remarks to the issues at hand. See Synonyms at limit.
 to the SEC instead of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and municipalities," he said.

He added that the SEC planned to have a meeting with the Ministry of Finance to approve the new cadre (company) CADRE - The US software engineering vendor which merged with Bachman Information Systems to form Cayenne Software in July 1996.  of Saudi engineers who have already received the SCE approval. Bugshan said 60 percent of the country's budget involves development projects, which suggests a strong demand for qualified and adequately educated supervisors.

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Date:Jun 30, 2009
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