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King Khalid University Spokesman, Dr. Abdullah Hamed, confirmed that the monetary awards for students who have been nominated in the month of January were transferred from the university bank account and are expected to be deposited in student bank accounts within the next few hours. The delay occurred as a result of the approval process in accordance with the Gregorian calendar salary disbursements under the aegis of royal directives. Furthermore, all student awards are in accordance with the guidance to be received from the Ministry of Finance in this regard.

As for “Absence with Excuse Ratio,” Dr. Hamed confirmed that although the University is restricted to the established guidelines, there is room for exceptional cases. Specifically, all College Councils have the authority to remove all cases of deprivation and allow the student to enter exams provided that the student presents an acceptable excuse. The University Council reiterates that the attendance rate is not to be more than 50% -- of acceptable excuses -- specific to any course. Dr. Hamed noted that the University takes into account fundamentals student needs and actively seeks to meet them in accordance with all applicable regulations. 


On January Awards and the Absence with Excuse Ratio
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King Khalid University (KKU) is participating in the 7th International Conference on Higher Education, under the title "Saudi Universities and 2030 Vision: Knowledge is the power of the Future" The Conference is sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and will be held at Al-Riyadh International Center for Conferences and Exhibitions in Riyadh and lasts for 4 days.

The University is going to participate in the exhibition with a special pavilion, in which the university will present a brief overview of the university and its contents, in addition to receiving the most prominent figures of education and arranging partnerships with many bodies. The University is also participating in workshops that are expected to promote 2030 vision.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Jubaili, the University Vice-President for Development and Quality, praised the sponsorship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, stressing that education, in the era of King Salman, has witnessed great prosperity and has achieved distinguished quality leaps such as the inclusion of a number of Saudi universities in international and Arab arrangements. King Khalid University was one of the Saudi Universities that obtained the 515th place at the international level, 21st on the Arab level, and the 4th on the national level.

Al-Jubaili confirmed that the University, during the sessions of the conference, is going to submit two worksheets. The first entitled "The role of Saudi universities in activating the vision of the Kingdom, 2030", which has been presented earlier to the Ministry of Education immediately after the announcement of the vision. The other worksheet entitled "Proposed strategy to link the outputs of universities and the needs of the labor market and industry" Moreover, the University is going to provide a number of working papers, such as: "Governance in Saudi Universities: A Model to Activate 2030 Vision, Investment Trends of King Khalid University in Light of 2030 Vision, and Professional Projects for Women to Achieve Economic Development with Cultural Heritage in the Light of 2030 Vision " The submitted working papers reflect the intellectual and strategic orientation of the university towards activating its role in achieving 2030 vision, especially as it is commensurate with the concepts and fundamentals of quality systems and development which based on reality, strict planning scientific as a methodology for performance and follow-up at the university.

Distinguished participation

For his part, the Chairman of the Scientific Committee which is participating in the Higher Education Exhibition who is also the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Sciences at the University, Dr. Nasser Tyran, stressed the keenness of the organizational and scientific Committees of the University to participate effectively in the seventh edition of the exhibition and the conference and to be different from previous years. He added that the University is going to select scientific papers that go in line with the conference slogan for this year. The University Also is holding seminars in the university's pavilion. He added that the university is participating with five scientific papers presented at the exhibition and with seven panel discussions in the university's pavilion, in which some distinguished guests are invited to enrich the discussion sessions.

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On behalf of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University (KKU), Prof. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, the Vice - President for Development and Quality, Dr. Ahmed Aljbaili, has opened a workshop to support innovation in the University. The workshop was organized by Talent, creativity, and entrepreneurship Center at King Khalid University, in cooperation with Bab Rizq Program to support talents and innovations of University students, and improve these innovations to be real promising projects.

Upon his arrival at the sight of the workshop, Dr. Aljbaili was briefed on the accompanying exhibition to the workshop, which included 13 projects presented by talented students of the university, sponsored by the talent, creativity, and entrepreneurship center.

At the beginning of the ceremony, the center's director, Dr. Mohammed Al Maghrabi, gave a word in which he happily welcomed the Vice - President, the attendees and the representatives of Bab Rizq program, praising the program's support by the University and its students, and the presence of its representatives and their interest in talent. Dr. Al Maghrabi pointed out that the center always sought to highlight and support talent in order to be live projects on the ground, stressing that the center was always keen to exploit the opportunities inside and outside the university, to support talented people and encourage them, and to provide facilities for them. He also pointed out that last year, SABIC Company embraced university innovations, and "we are - God willing – looking for other high-level sponsorships to the innovations of the university". Then, there was a visual presentation about talent, creativity and entrepreneurship center, through which vision, mission, objectives, and the most prominent achievements of the center were displayed.

For his part, Dr. Ahmed Aljbaili, stressed that the talent and creativity center of the university was an emerging center, but it is moving in the right direction, adding that there was a future plan for the center and a promising change from the concepts of creativity in the university. Dr. Aljbaili called on the students to take advantage of the center's services and to actively participate in its activities. He said, "The center cares about students and their talents, and provides them with many facilities and support, so talented students should take advantage of those services and should feel free to request support for their respective talents." Dr. Aljbaili further directed an invitation to the faculty members of the university to support young talents, as well as his call for national companies to activate their role in the care of the sons of the homeland, through their participation in the various activities of the university.

After that, there was a brief introduction about Bab Rizq program, which included vision, mission, and objectives of the program, in addition to its areas of work, and how to make use of its services for students.

At the end of the ceremony, His Excellency the Vice - President for Development and Quality, offered a commemorative trophy for the representatives of Bab Rizq program. In addition, the talent and creativity center honored the Vice - President for his support and interest in the center and in its activities.

It is worth mentioning that the Talent and Innovation Centre at King Khalid University held last week, the effectiveness of "my idea", so as to arbitrate the students' participation for the year 1437 / 1438 AH, within the activities of the center. The event took place in the central terraces at the university headquarter in Abha, while the women's event was held via the network in Women headquarter in Alsamr.

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His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University (KKU), Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Salami, made an inspection tour to the building of the Community College in Mahala. The tour took place yesterday - Monday 14 / 10 / 1437AH. His Excellency the Rector was received by His Excellency the Vice Dean of Community College, Dr. Ali Al-Marzouk, and a number of employees of the College.

At the beginning of the tour, a brief introduction about the college and its facilities was presented. The introduction showed that the college includes more than 4,000 students; community service students, and joint programs, in addition to Dhahran Al-Janoub province students. The college also contains several vital facilities such as computer labs and English language labs, in addition to the scientific disciplines labs, e-learning, a gym, a theater with more than 1,000 chairs, and a mosque.

After that, Rector Al Salami made a tour to all the college's facilities and made a call for the need to run the university restaurant, to renew it and to re-create its services and facilities so as to be able to serve the maximum number of students. He pointed to the need for rapid completion of the project so as to serve the summer semester students in the current period, and all the students at the beginning of the next academic year. Rector Al Salami was also briefed on the college library services, where he insisted on the need to ensure the availability of all references needed by college students, in addition to the need for activating the role of the digital library.

The Rector also stressed on the need to improve the internet networks services in the college, in addition to the provision and the creation of special safety systems in all college labs, conditioning, and maintenance of the building in general.

At the end of the tour, the Rector visited the gym building and checked on the construction work, on which he stressed on the need to adhere to the date of delivery of the buildings at the time.

His Excellency the Rector paid tribute to all the college's stakeholders for their unwavering efforts, saying that the observations on the building and its facilities were few and do not constitute an obstacle to the project. He said, "All the departments of the university have to cooperate with the college to fulfill its needs and requirements."

The Rector stressed on implementing those tasks before the beginning of the next academic year. He added, "We must decide on the maintenance work from the beginning of next week, and colleagues at the college should provide us with reports of what is being done of these actions on a regular basis until it is completed." He further explained that he would pay another inspection visit to the building at the beginning of the academic year.

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