مدير جامعة الطائف: الأمر السامي بالسماح بقيادة المرأة عالج قضية اجتماعية مهمة2019-02-24
27 September 2017
TU President Dr. Husam Zaman hailed the Royal Decree to adopt the provisions of the Traffic Regulations and its executive bylaws, including issuing driving licenses for both males and females. In a press statement, Dr. Zaman noted the negative consequences of not allowing women to drive and the positive aspects of allowing them to do so. He also stressed the need to apply the necessary legal controls in light of edicts by senior Muslim scholars, most of whom affirmed that there was nothing against women driving. He also noted that the government, with the help of God, will always preserve Islamic values, and that this is a top priority, not only in this matter but also in other matters, and that it will spare no effort to preserve the security and safety of society. Dr. Zaman stressed that the Supreme Royal Decree came to deal with an important social issue, since many Saudi families rely entirely on women, either as co-helpers or sole breadwinners to support their dependents in the absence of the father.
TU President instructed TU Department of Operations and Maintenance and other departments concerned to start, as of tomorrow, preparing the necessary plans to allocate parking lots for female faculty and students in the female section, to translate the Supreme Royal Decree into reality. Dr. Zaman's directive stated that the allocation of car parks in the female section should be completed by the time the Supreme Royal Decree goes into effect on 24 June 2018 and before commencement for the next academic year 2018/2019. Dr. Zaman instructed the Deanship of University Studies in the female section to consider providing orientation programs for female students about driving and traffic regulations in the Kingdom.
In a related context, TU President instructed the Department of Operations and Maintenance and other departments concerned to address the shortage of parking lots for male students on campus and to increase their capacity to accommodate the large population of students. This directive comes in response to complaints made by a number of students about this issue as well as field reports from the departments concerned.