And the answer is: Yes.

In a new article in the University World News, Professor Nader Habibi notes that in Saudi Arabia, the number of universities has increased from 15 in 2005 to 34 in the first quarter of 2015 and students enrolled in institutions of higher education has more than doubled from 604,000 in 2005 to approximately one and a half million in 2014.

Will there be enough jobs for all these graduates?  Professor Habibi reckons that by 2022, Saudi Arabia will produce up to 100,000 more university graduates than there will be jobs. He fears that these surplus graduates will either join the ranks of unemployed workers or will have to accept low-skilled jobs that do not require college degrees.


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