The Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Abdulrahman Hamad Aldawood yesterday evening received in his office, the Director of the Ministry of Social Affairs in Asir branch, Mr. Abdulhakim Al-shahrani. The Rector also received a number of the ministry's employees and a group of orphan students who are sponsored by the Ministry.
At the beginning of their meeting, Aldawood welcomed the visitors and expressed his pleasure with the visit, noting that the university is always looking to providing services to the community, as one of its most important goals, after education and academic research courses. He said, "You are an integral part of the university in terms of your work, thus we put our services in your hands to achieve what you are looking forward to."
In his turn, Mr. Hakim Al-shahrani thanked the Rector for his warm reception. He said, "We are happy about our presence in this great academic edifice, which has become a landmark and a luminous candle in the education of Saudi Arabia," He added, "Our main objective through this visit is that there should be cooperation between the branch of the Ministry in various pastoral and developmental fields, in addition to the Social Security and the female supervision and the university, because of its great potentials in the field of research and community service."
Al-shahrani stressed that the Ministry's branch in Asir "is expecting a great support from the university. Support could be by providing the Ministry with specialized research studies, and by facilitating what the members and the employees of the Ministry of orphans may need, such as facilitating the completion of educational stages at the university, so as to be able to provide specialized social services".
High School Graduates of the orphans also gave a word in which they expressed their desire to complete their study at the university in order to be able to serve both the religion and their homeland, when armed with the weapon of science.
On this, Rector Prof. Aldawood considered the orphans' word, stressing that they would be treated with special treatment regarding acceptance. He further pointed out that if anyone applied for community service diploma programs, he / she would be exempted from paying any fees. Moreover, in his speech, Aldawood gave the orphans a number of tips when choosing specialization they would like to join. He said, "When choosing specialization, you must take note of three points: first, the ability to understand the specialization one wants to engage in, as well as the desire to pursue it; never join a specialization you do not like. Finally, continuity; and this is important in terms of after graduation and the labor market needs."