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Thursday, June 22, 2006


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Worst Idea of the Century

Pinch me.

I must be having a nightmare.

Saudis Offered Scholarships for Aviation Courses in US. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

JEDDAH, 20 June 2006 — The Ministry of Higher Education and the General Authority of Civil Aviation are offering scholarships to Saudi men and women to study various majors related to civil aviation in the United States.

The forms are available online at the ministry’s website until July 12 for both bachelor’s and post-graduate studies. Nominations will be announced on July 31. Interviews will take place in August and final scholarship winners will be announced on Sept. 2.

The scholarships are available in majors such as communications, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, systems analysis, air traffic control, flight safety, and other majors related to the airline transport industry.

Applicants for the bachelor’s program must have a minimum score of 85 percent in the science section and 90 percent in other sections, such as Qur’an memorizing, administrative and commercial sciences.

Believe me, I do appreciate the black humour here. But seriously, Charles, what is your point? Are you saying we should be trying to ensure that no Saudi ever flies a plane again? Sounds to me like a good way of achieving the exact opposite of what we want.

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