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On behalf of HRH the Governor of Aseer Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, HRH Prince Mansour bin Muqren bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Governor, graced the opening ceremony of the 14th Book and Information Fair, which is being organized by King Khalid University in the Prince Sultan Cultural Center if Khamis Mushait.

King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the University Vice-Presidents, and deans received HRH Prince Mansour bin Muqren bin Abdulaziz. After the arrival of His Royal Highness, he cut the opening ribbon and then progressed inside the exhibition and examined the participating pavilions. Following after, the opening ceremony began with verses of the Holy Quran, and the audience saw a presentation about the exhibition. The presentation talked about the establishment of the Deanship of Library Affairs and its sources of knowledge. It is worth noting that the Deanship of Library Affairs is able to provide first-class services to the university and community employees as the result of active partnerships with Saudi and international libraries.


The Opening of the 14th Book and Information Fair at the University

The University Information and Book Fair

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness, Governor of the Asir Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid, the University is going to hold the 14th Information and Book Fair, (1439 AH /2017 AD). It will be in the period between 20 to 29/1/1439 AH, from 10 am to 2 pm, and it will recommence daily from 4 pm to 10 pm, at the Sultan Center, in Khamis Mushait.




The Conditions of the Post-Graduate General Aptitude Test

The Deanship of Graduate Studies is announcing the start of the Post-Graduate General Aptitude Test since most doctoral, and master programs in the university require the test as an essential condition for admission. As a result, the Deanship would like to inform prospective students who wish to apply for one of the post-graduate programs to complete the test and to benefit from the computerized version of the test, so they can apply and enter the admission differentiation which will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Dr. Falah bin Raja Allah Al Solamy, visited the university campuses in Tuhama last week. He was received by the General Supervisor of the University Campus in Tuhama, the Dean of Science and Arts, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Qaid, and the Dean of the Community College, Dr. Ahmed Al Amer.

During the visit, Al Solamy reviewed the educational processes at the College of Science and Arts, the College of Applied Science at the female Academic Complex in Tuhama, and the development plans.

After that, he moved to the Community College in Muhail, and he stressed the importance of providing all the necessary services needed by the college, and in the case of any shortage, it should be urgently reported in order to provide the best services for the students of the campuses. Then, he visited the College of Science and Arts in Rijal Alma’a.

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His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Falah bin Raja Allah Al Solamy, patronized the Ceremony of National Day and the reception of first-year students. The ceremony was organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs, in the presence of many university vice-deans as well as deans. His Excellency inaugurated the accompanying exhibition as well.

On this occasion, Al Solamy said, “It is such a pleasure to meet you today, to celebrate our great national day again which was a few days ago. We celebrate this day every year to thank God that He helped our Founding King, HRM Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud, ‘may God rest his soul in peace,' in the unification of this great nation. I welcome you as you continue his career of success and add to it. You are the bright and rich future by God’s Will.”

Following after was Vice President of Academic and Educational Affairs, Dr. Saad bin Du’ajim, who said, “We are experiencing the joy of our national day, and we are asking God to perpetuate our security and protect the future of our generations. We are pleased to welcome all new students." In his words, he emphasized that the freshmen should understand the university rules and regulations.

The celebration of the national day was accompanied by the launch of the hashtag (وطن خالد) which means ‘Immortal Homeland.' During the Immortal Homeland launch, many members of university expressed words of loyalty and belonging. In this regard, a blood donation campaign was also held for the heroes of the southern border.

It is noteworthy that the ceremony was accompanied by an exhibition, in which many university faculties and deanships participated. Through the exhibition, various events and programs were presented to the new students. In addition, they were provided with guidance in order to help them solve all academic issues and answer their questions and queries.

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King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs, organized a workshop on the procedural aspects of implementing the new job performance list with the participation of many university employees. The workshop was held in the central auditorium for males and simultaneously broadcasted to the Assamir Campus for females.

The workshop started with a speech delivered by the Chancellor of the University President, Mr. Abdullah bin Saad Al Faisal, in which he welcomed the workshop attendees. "The purpose of this workshop is to activate the awareness and educational aspects of the job performance evaluation system related to tasks and assessment of job evaluations. The outcomes of this workshop are considered one of the key elements and objectives of the Human Resources Management Program,” he said.

After that, everyone watched a visual presentation. Then, the Director of Administrative Development administration, Mr. Mohammed Bin Shaya Al Nahari, provided a detailed explanation of the new job performance list and discussed the objectives of performance management system and its benefits while illustrating how to administer it.

It is worth mentioning that the workshop discussed the definition and functions of the new job performance list, the related forms, and the list guide in order to streamline everyone's working knowledge.

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His Royal Highness, Deputy Governor of the Asir Region, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, asserted that the completion of the new university city project would be his priority. He added that the university is full of groundbreaking scientific competencies and includes thousands of male and female students. He also praised the university’s significant role with the Emirate of Asir and with other governmental institutions highlighting the university's considerable support to the emirate and expressing his pride in its expertise.

At the same time, he pointed to the remarkable achievements made by the university in the buildings of the university city, stressing that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, are keen to support the advancement of science and knowledge seekers. HRH also revealed his optimism about the new university city which will provide an excellent academic and scientific environment in a location which the university succeeded in choosing because it matches all the building requirements and simultaneously preserves the beautiful nature of the area in which the project is located. In addition, he clarified that the university hospital with its unique building would be a great addition to health services in the region.

HRH Mansour bin Muqrin: The university is an essential supporter of the emirate and a house of expertise which we are proud of.

From the University President’s view, His Excellency, Prof. Dr. Falah bin Raja Allah Al Solamy, expressed his gratitude to the Deputy Governor of the Asir Region for his blessed and encouraging visit, stressing that the support received by the Governor of the Asir Region, HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid and his Deputy, HRH Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin, reflects positively on the academic environment. He added the harmony between the emirate and the university is in the interest of the region's citizens.

His Excellency mentioned that during HRH's visit to the University City, he was keen to inquire about many points related to the project and its various details such as the structures of the buildings, and some of his visions for the next stage.

In His Royal Highness's visit, he toured a number of university facilities, where he saw the general administration building, the university tower, the central library, the university hospital, the support services tunnel and the conference center. During that time, he listened to a detailed explanation of the project, its stages and its obstacles presented by the Vice-Dean of Projects, Dr. Mohammed bin Dahim, who pointed out that the university city is an area of (8 million) square meters and is located at an altitude of 2185 meters above sea level.

It includes a number of academic and service complexes, which are being implemented in three phases. The first includes the academic student complex, which contains 13 scientific and literary colleges. The second phase consists of the medical campus for students in addition to the University Hospital with a capacity of 800 beds. Lastly, the third phase initiates the building of the university administration, guest area, sports city, sports stadium, closed sports hall and infrastructure projects like the service tunnel and service centers, which have been completed, along with a number of other ongoing projects such as the internal roads, student housing, medical staff housing, and the Medicine College for females.

Dr. Mohammed also indicated that nearly 70% of the actual project completion had been done. Noting that some projects have been completed entirely. He stressed the need for financial support in the implementation, designation, and approval of the necessary projects, which are set to run the university city; such as power station, the northern and eastern ring roads, the rainwater drainage system, furnishing the faculties of the first stage and faculty members housing. In the same regard, he explained the urgent need for public services such as the roads leading to the project, organizing the areas surrounding the university city, water supply for the area and completion of the sewage station in the area.

Asir Deputy Governor: The New University City Project Will Be My Priority
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Under the patronage of His Excellency the President of King Khalid University (KKU), Prof. Dr. Falah bin Raja Allah Al Solamy, the University, represented by the College of Sciences and Arts in Dhahran Al Janoub, held an honor ceremony for the soldiers stationed on the southern border who are participating in the 'Decisive Storm and Restoring Hope' operations from all military departments.

On behalf of the KKU President, and the Vice-Dean for Educational and Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Al Du'ajim honored 310 soldiers from officers and members of the armed forces, special forces, public security sector staff and field operatives, national and border guards, and the UAE Armed Forces.  

During Dr. Du'ajim's speech at the ceremony, he clarified that the honor ceremony emerges from King Khalid University's religious, national and societal message. He emphasized that, "This initiative is to honor the security leaders stationed on the southern border, and as a symbol of gratitude and loyalty to those heroes, and to commemorate them, asking Allah the Almighty to perpetuate our country's security and stability, to support our soldiers, to give them strength and to be merciful to the martyrs. He added, "This initiative is among many initiatives adopted by the university to stand with those who ensure the security of our homeland."  

The commander of the Border Guards Sector in Dhahran Al Janoub, Colonel Nasser Al Qahtani, expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by the University and its employees to hold this initiative, which will contribute, 'God willing' to support, encourage and honor the soldiers stationed on the southern borders. He also said, "The deeply rooted relationship between the institutions of this homeland with its security personnel is similar to an unbreakable chain that shows the national cohesion. And what King Khalid University has done today confirms the deeply religious national connections between this nation's institutions and the society."

After that, the ceremony continued with a series of poetry recitals, traditional displays, and performances presented by the Dharan Al Janoub Traditional Band. The ceremony was concluded by giving the honored from various military departments certificates and medals of honor.


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