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The Development and Stability for Yemen hashtag launched by His Excellency the University Rector Dr. Faleh Al-Solamy, which was synchronized with the Efforts of the Coalition Countries in the Development and Stability of Yemen Symposium, topped Twitter trends.

A large number of influential figures from society, such as Dr. Tariq Habib, and Mohamed El-Tunisi, and the artist and writer Ali El-Hamidi participated in the hashtag. International Political Analyst, Ahmed Al-Shehri, tweeted thanking King Khalid University on organizing a symposium centered on the development and stability of Yemen. The mission of the symposium was noted to have two primary goals; the first goal looks inward to demonstrate the role of the Kingdom in restoring the legitimate rule of law in Yemen; the second goal looks outward to Yemen where the people are advised to support their leadership and government.

Al-Shehri added that the developmental projects in Yemen need sustainable actions and concrete plans to be achieved -- as currently being undertaken with the Kingdom and Coalition Forces -- and have a long-term impact. He further related that they aim to restore hope, establish security, and safeguard the rule of law in Yemen. He concluded his remarks by stating "it is beautiful that King Khalid University is organizing a seminar on the development and stability of Yemen."

As for the writer Mansour Al-Dabaan, he said: "The stability of the neighbors of Saudi Arabia is important, and Saudi Arabia will protect its neighbor; the history of Yemen will remember the courage of Saudis." 

Dr. Tarek Habib tweeted: "The development of Yemen is a part of our love for Yemen and its people, as well as a duty of a neighbor."

International renown political analyst Mubarak Al-Ati added that King Khalid University has demonstrated what we hope an educational institution will do under these circumstances. He concluded by highlighting the extraordinary efforts of the Arab coalition to restore stability to Yemen.

The advisor and Supervisor of the Portal and Electronic services in the Ministry of Culture and Information, Hani Al-Ghafili, tweeted: “The people of Yemen and Development is our obsession. Our goal is the security and unity of Yemen."


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As part of the Sixth Health and Wellness program, a number of lectures, seminars, and health clinics were held in Tanomah, Belasmer, and Belahmer serving roughly two thousand people.

Dr. Saeed bin Ali Al-Asmari gave a lecture entitled "The Best of Centuries" at the Belsmer School, and a seminar entitled "Conditions of Work" for the employees of Belasmar City Hall. Dr. Mohammed bin Mashbab Al-Habter also gave a lecture entitled "Intellectual Security, Its Importance and the Ways to Achieve It" he also delivered a speech on “Maximizing the Rituals of God" in the presence of staff and religious figures. In Abu Hanifa Middle School in Tanomah, Dr. Rashid bin Hassan Al-Almaie presented a  lecture on the  “Quranic Commandments" and another lecture entitled "Giving to Allah and His Messenger."

Three speeches were presented on Friday by Dr. Ahmed Bin Ali Al Zamili, Dr. Abdullah Mansour Al-Oded, and Dr. Nasser Othman Omair.

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The Restoring Hope, Development, and Stability in Yemen symposium organized by King Khalid University continued its activities on Tuesday the 18th of Jumada Al-Akhar in the Mahayel Asir Governorate with two presentations; Deputy Governor Ali Falki and the General Supervisor of the University Branch presided over the day's events.

Faculty of Shari'a and Fundamentals of Religion Professor, Dr. Mohammed bin Kirdam, discussed his paper, "Houthis: Historical Roots," which spoke about the emergence of the rebel group and its cancerous spread within Yemen and its malicious aims.

From the legitimacy perspective, Faculty of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion Assistant Professor, Dr. Mohammed Al-Rajhi, presented a paper entitled "Houthis, Illegitimate Roots" where he discussed their tendencies and views.

The symposium was attended by a number of residents from Mahayel, a number of faculty members, students, and members from the military and civilian sectors.

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The second session of the "Restoring Hope for the State of Yemen and its Development and Stability" symposium was held on Tuesday the 18th of Jumada Al-Thani in the Talha bin Obaidullah Theater in Dhahran Al-Janoub.

The opening session of the symposium began with a speech from the Supervisor of the Intellectual Awareness Unit at King Khalid University, Dr. Yahya Al-Bakri, who explained the depraved characteristics of separation in a stirring speech.  He delved into the impact disruption can have on an Islamic nation if left unchecked. The history of separation and adversity that the Islamic world has suffered as a result of these crises was also explained.

The Director of Training Programs at the Prince Nayef University for Security Sciences, Major General Dr. Ali Al-Ruwaili, presented a paper on the social and security results of the Al-Hazm Storm operation and a sustainable approach to the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

The President of the Center of Development for Senior Administrative Leadership, Dr. Faisal Al-Sumairi, talked about the comprehensive humanitarian efforts of coalition countries to remedy the developmental conditions in Yemen and the assistance provided to the Yemeni people in diverse fields. He praised the Kingdom's visionary leadership for preserving the Arabism of Yemen. He also displayed the amount of aid provided by the Saudi government to the different regions and cities of Yemen.

The seminar drew in large crowds of diverse participants from all branches of the military,  civilian, and educational sectors including students. 

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On behalf of His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the General Administration of Scholarships will organize the first ceremony for scholarship students this Tuesday -- 25/6/1439AH -- after Maghrib prayer in the University Sports Hall.

Dr. Saeed bin Mohammed Al-Shahrani, deputy general supervisor of the ceremony, related that the idea of the ceremony stems from the General Administration of Scholarships. A central factor of the administrations it to establish activities, training programs, and excursions for scholarship students in order to foster an atmosphere of inclusion and teamwork. 

Al-Shahrani added that the number of scholarship students in the university has eclipsed 2K, including 2032 internal scholarships, and 97 foreign scholarships from twenty different nationalities studying bachelor's, master's, doctorate and diploma programs.

It is worth mentioning that the number of nationalities for next year is expected to reach 42 countries, from the three continents of Asia, Africa, and South America. The number of international candidates allotted for admission to the university next year is 202 students.

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At the launching ceremony of the Saudi Resources Network for Open Educational Resources (Shams), which was sponsored by His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa, and organized by the National Center for e-Learning (NCeL) at the Ministry of Education, King Khalid University received five awards in numerous categories at the level of national universities. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy expressed his profound contentment with the university's achievement of a number of excellence awards in the field of e-learning. The Vice Dean for Academic and Educational Affairs, Dr. Saad Al-Dajjam, commented that these awards are the result of the continuous work and cooperation between the Deanship of e-Learning and the rest of the university faculties in enriching electronic content.

Al-Dajjam: The awards are the result of the continuous work and cooperation between the Deanship of e-learning and the rest of the university faculties

On the individual level, Dr. Amir Mohammed Kessentini, assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering, received the Excellence Award in e-Learning for national universities in the production category. Dr. Halima Al-Saidi from the Faculty of Science also won the Excellence Award in e-Learning in the same category.

On this occasion, the Dean of e-Learning, Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Ahmari, congratulated the Rector and all of the university's employees on this achievement. He emphasized that these achievements are deeply rooted in teamwork and advanced technical capabilities with a drive to succeed.

The e-Learning Excellence Award in its current edition is dedicated to the National Open Learning Content Program, which is supervised by the NCeL. The participation of educational institutions from universities and education departments has resulted in providing more than 80,000 educational resources currently available on Shams. This award aims to spread the culture of excellence in e-learning and to improve it; most prominently, in relation to open educational resources.

The award included three branches: the first was the Excellence Award in e-Learning for Educational Institutions; the second was the Excellence Award in e-Learning for Shams Representatives; and the third was the Excellence Award in e-Learning for Governmental, Private, and Volunteer Institutions.

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King Khalid University signed an accreditation agreement with the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA). His Excellency the University Rector, Dr. Fallah bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, represented the university, while Executive Director, Dr. Ahmed Al-Jubaili, represented the NCAAA.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Jubaili stressed that under this contract, the parties will complete the requirements of the academic accreditation and conduct the evaluation process according to the standards and specifications of the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment as well as the Education and Evaluation Commission.

Al-Jubaili praised King Khalid University's keenness on raising the quality of its outputs and achieving the effectiveness of its internal quality system, including all educational, research, administrative and service aspects, in order to achieve Vision 2030 and meet the national needs.

In his speech, Vice Dean for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, said that "from the university vision and its strategic plan to achieve scientific standards and to commit to them, this agreement was assigned today, which included many programs in ten faculties at the university."

Al-Shahrani pointed out that accreditation projects will include many colleges and majors in the university in the coming period. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation towards the Rector and the deans of colleges for their efforts in serving the university's developmental projects and for their active management in the achievement of international quality standards to elevate the university's status and performance.

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His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Dr. Falah bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, issued an announcement appointing Dr. Khalood Abu Melha as the University Vice Dean for Female Student Affairs. This was based on the decision of the interim council entrusted with the mandate of Higher Education. Dr. Abu Melha has also previously held the position of assistant university vice dean of student affairs.


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