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The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Khalid University (KKU) has announced the opening of admission exercise for students who wish to enroll in master and doctoral programs, for the next academic year 1438 / 1439 AH. The application is available via the portal of the university on the following link: The application processes will start on Sunday, 26 / 3 / 1438 AH, to last on Saturday, 9 / 4/ 1438 AH.

This was stated by the Dean of Graduate Studies at the university, Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al Faya', who pointed out that there would be 30 programs for master and doctoral degrees. Dr. Al Faya' added that there would be 20 master's programs including master's programs at the College of Sharia and the fundamentals of Islam in Jurisprudence, systems for students only, doctrine and contemporary doctrines, and the Quran and its sciences. Master's programs will be also available in the College of Education in curriculum and general teaching, curriculum and methods of teaching science, the origins of Islamic and public education, and management education and supervision. 

In the College Humanities, master's programs are in linguistics, literature, history, and geography, while in the faculty of science, the master degree will be available in chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. A program for master's degree in the Faculty of Languages and Translation in translation and applied linguistics will be available, in addition to the accounting program at the Faculty of administrative and financial Sciences. Furthermore, Admission is available to students in 10 doctoral programs in three faculties, namely: the program of jurisprudence, systems (students only), and the Program of, program of Sunnah and its sciences, in the Faculty of Sharia and religion, in addition to the four programs in the Faculty of Education, namely: curriculum and general teaching program, the curriculum and methods of teaching science, education and administration and supervision program, and guidance and psychological counseling program, as well as two programs in the Faculty of Humanities in Linguistics and literature.

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The Girls Community College in Khamis Mushayt has held several activities to celebrate the World Day of the Arabic language. Activities were sponsored by the college Dean, Dr. Dalal Atham, in the presence of a number of Deans, departments Heads, Arabic Language faculty members, teachers of Arabic Language in public education, and a number of students.

The College was decorated with many posters, some of them promoting loyalty to the language of the Holy Quran, while others showed correction to misspellings and linguistic errors.

In an address given by Dr.Dalal Atham - the College Dean - she confirmed that the "Arabic language is an undisputed language and it is a source of pride, honor and dignity for us, in addition to being our way to unity and identity rooting - it is the bowl of our civilization, a nation cannot survive without a language"!

On her part, Dr. Khadija Alhfeza, the Head of the Arabic Language Department at the faculty of Arts and Education also gave a word in which she thanked the College for making the appreciable efforts of holding such remarkable activities. During her speech, she highlighted the reasons why that day was celebrated. AFter that came the turn of Dr. Suhair Al-Qahtani who recited a poem, written by Dr. Assideh Shahbandar.

The sections of the festival varied between songs, acting scenes, grammatical benefits - presented by the students and in an entertaining way - in addition to some presentations that enhance the sense of belonging and loyalty to the Arabic language.

The ceremony witnessed two female workers reverting to Islam, as well as honoring a number of workers as a reward for them after learning the Arabic script and managing to write some Arabic words - again was handled by  some of the students.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, a club named "Master of all Languages" Club was opened. The attendees had a look on the work of students, and  later signed a document in Arabic two meters in length.

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One of the Masters of Arts (MA) degree  female students at King Khalid University (KKU) by name Hanan Al Shegri, carried out a study that focused on contemporary public and private organizations' levels of excellence as regards the performance of their functions. The study is the first of its kind to analyze leadership style based on  excellence that is  conducted under general education in the Kingdom.

 Hanan AL Shehri's motivation to carry out that study came from her regular observation of the great attention being accorded to excellence that has become the focal point  consideration of many organizations, both private and public. The author of the study noticed that the issue of excellence  has become the goals of the leadership of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That the government as well as  the leaders of the private sector, are always striving to achieve excellence in the performance of their various functions. And thus she concluded that today, excellence has become the main requirement in all things done all over the world.Hanan stated further that excellence has effective role and a clear impact on all the outcomes of educational, political, economical, cultural, and  or social  development in Saudi society.

Hanan Al Shehri pointed out that one of the objectives of her study was to seek through it, to identify the kind of leadership style  that supports excellence in schools to obtain ISO certificate. She also sought to identify through the analysis of patterns of leadership  the kinds that will be most effective and supportive for excellence.

She said: "The importance of this study is in its possible contribution to the enrichment of the science of leadership, the concepts of excellence, the different standards of excellence, and the motivations for excellence.The study is through analysis of leadership styles to identify the type that supports excellence. The issue of excellence requires conducting an action according to set of rules provided by those in charge. For this reason, excellence has become a global issue associated with high standards, and requiring the presence of conscious leadership as well as the dedication on the part of all those involved, whether on public or on private basis, and in public or private establishment. 

In the study, Hanan presented some of the successful experiments that were used in achieving excellence and the avoidance of failures to achieve huge shift, as shown by,  for example Scottish and Singapore Model for Excellence, saying, "I wish I could find such as these two models in our schools, and our educational institutions". 

Hanan Al Shehri stated that, the study aimed to see how interesting educational leaders will be in applying the rules and standards of excellence and then determine the appropriate leadership style to support it, as well as to identify the extent of spreading the culture of excellence in our educational institutions in Abha.

The researcher used Descriptive Analytical Method in the conduct of the research. in this regard, the research sample consisted of 46 teachers, chosen from Abha schools that have gotten ISO certificate.

As a result of this study, the author has discovered that there is greater attention span on schools principals in excellence standards whose schools have gotten ISO certificate. She got this result through the perspective of some teachers who confirmed that it was 'high'. She also found that the type of leadership in support of excellence in these schools is democratic leadership. This pattern was the highest among other styles where its arithmetic average was 4.4826 with a standard deviation 0.59741.

The study recommended  according greater attention on school principals to keep away from the practice of authoritarian leadership pattern, and all the practices that go with it, so as to reduce those administrative practices according to systematic programs. The study also recommended that the educational departments should work on applying the pattern of democratic leadership in schools after the positive results of this pattern as shown in this study. finally, the study recommended the establishment of incentives such as a prize for the best educational leader whose school has gotten ISO certificate in order to encourage educational leaders towards excellence.

Conducted by an M.A. student at King Khalid University, with focus on Leadership Style.
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