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King Khalid University scholar, Dr. Sami Al-Shehri, Lecturer in the Methodologies of Teaching Mathematics, obtained a Philosophy Doctorate with first class honors from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Al-Shehri achieved first place after achieving the highest academic level at the University of Cincinnati, which is considered one of the strongest and oldest American Universities. It was founded in 1819 AD. It is one of the leading American Universities in the disciplines of early education, e-Learning, curricula, methodologies, special education, and masters programs in virtual education.

Dr. Al-Shehri seized the opportunity and thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Mohamed Bin Salman - May God preserve them for their endless efforts to raise the intellectual and scientific achievement of citizens. Dr. Al-Shehri added that the Leaders of the Kingdom have always cherished the education sector and scholarship programs. Dr. Al-Shehri also thanked King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, for his permanent follow-up and care for scholars through the prompt facilitation of their transactions and the provision of all forms of assistance.   

All Recruiting Activities are Handled by Saudi Nationals
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The Dean of Faculty and Staff Affairs and the Official Spokesman for King Khalid University, Dr. Mohamed bin Hamid Al-Behari, confirmed that no “foreign” official is responsible for recruitment as was recently reported in one of the social media channels.

On this regard, Dr. Al-Behari clarified that all the University vacancies are available for everyone only on the University website. He pointed out that the recently announced picture for vacancies in the University has no relation with the University. He concluded that there is no entity nominated to declare vacancies in the University but the University itself.

Dr. Al-Behari added that the University announces its vacancies regularly through its website and/or the official newspaper. He said that the last announcement for vacancies in the University or for positions allotted to expatriates was nearly a month ago. The University also had announced vacancies for teaching assistants in all colleges and disciplines.

Dr. Al-Behari further stated that the University issued nomination resolutions for about 150 Saudi nationals who had met all the requirements of their respective positions and passed the required standardized tests.

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His Excellency, Dr. Faleh Bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, directed the launch of the KKU Radio Test Broadcast. The Media Center supervises and implements the broadcast in cooperation with the General Directorate of Information Technology. The transmission will be via the KKU official portal.

As just a start, it is expected to provide a number of opportunities to interact with university officials, through a program called "The Official Answers." Those who are in charge of KKU Radio assert that the official launch will be at the beginning of the next academic year.

The Radio is a perfect chance for training students of the Media and Communication Department. The students of both male and female programs will prepare, edit, montage, and present all programs.

The KKU test broadcast is just the first phase of many to come. In this phase, the strategic plan is to establish an official radio broadcast that would be transmitted from the University specifically from the Media Center studios. The purpose of creating such broadcast is to provide communication services to the university on a daily basis through the University's website

It is worth mentioning that the first interaction aired on the radio was with the Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Qarni. During the interview, Dr. Al-Qarni shed light on the role of the Deanship in serving students. He also clarified the procedures for admission and registration for the academic year 1438/1439 AH, in addition to the transfer and conversion procedures and many other issues that may concern students of the University.

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Geographical Location and Climate

Abha is located in the southwest region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is the administrative headquarters and capital of the Asir region. As one of the most important cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abha embraces the emirate's headquarters and branches of numerous ministries. Moreover, Abha is known for its cool, mild climate, fog, and majestic mountains.

Touristic Monuments

Abha has many monuments that enhance its value as an important touristic, archeological, and historical destination. In Abha, a tourist could enjoy visiting many archaeological and historic castles that are spread throughout the city, such as Abu Khayal Castle, Shamasan Castle, and Daqal Castle.

Abha: The 2017 Capital of Arab Tourism

Over the past few decades, Abha has attracted tourists mainly from local and regional locales. Nowadays, it has garnered international attention after gaining the title of the capital of Arab tourism. 

Asir Governor: For 40 years Abha has been the local destination for tourism.

The increase of tourism and visibility as a valued destination is clear evidence on the move forward to achieve the aspirations of the region's leadership. Officials in the Asir region have exerted significant efforts to provide a diverse range of unique entertainment options for tourists in in Abha. This was accomplished through the plans and studied programs of the tourist market with the ultimate aim of leveraging the awe inspiring beauty of Abha into a preferred global destination. 

Abha: The Capital of Arab Tourism for 2017
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King Khalid University, represented by the Awareness and Cultural Activities Unit at the Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion, has launched a program called "Balagh" in the middle of the current month of Shawal. The program is directed to Muslims in general and preachers in particular in many countries. It will be held over ten days with the participation of a group of University specialists.

The program comes after the approval of the Supreme Leader, the support of the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed Al-Issa, and after the follow-up by His Excellency,  Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University. The program starts on the 20th of Shawal and will span three countries including the Maldives, the Ivory Coast, and Brazil. The program is expected to handle cornerstone areas of the Islamic Sciences such as Aqeedah, the fundamentals of Fiqh, interpretation, Hadith, and the core elements of the call to God the Almighty.

Through the “Balagh” program, King Khalid University aims to take part in the efforts of the Saudi government in the areas of Dawah internationally, in addition to supporting other Saudi universities in this field. The University also aims to activate the role of the Faculty of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion in spreading Islam and teaching the forensics of Islamic Science. The purpose is to combat the misguided ideas and deviant methods that distort the image of Islam and Muslims, in violation of the approach of the Sunnis and their followers in those countries.

During the international visit, the Balagh program also seeks to benefit outstanding students by empowering them to study at King Khalid University as grantees.

In an effort to ensure success and uniform delivery of materials,  the Faculty of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion coalesced numerous scientific materials in one book to provide a succinct guide to effectively funnel the beneficiaries of the program to the straight path. The Faculty will also provide Dawah kits to preachers and students of Islamic Science.

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His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, visited yesterday, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the Abha Dawah Tent for Tourists. During his visit, Rector Al-Solamy toured the University exhibition, which is also playing a prominent role in the program.

The Executive Director of the Tent, Sheikh Ali Al-Qarafi, received Rector Al-Solamy. Afterwards, Prof. Dr. Al-Solamy listened to a detailed explanation about the nature University's participation, presented by the Supervisor of the Pavilion, Dr. Misfer Al-Wad’i.

The involvement of KKU in the exhibition included a presentation of the activities by the Intellectual Awareness Unit covering its most prominent publications and media participations. Furthermore, the University offered free workshops and calligraphy sessions, as well as an exhibition of medical education and mobile clinics to provide consultation and initial services for visitors to the tent.

Al-Solamy reviewed all operations of the program and thanked the participants for their efforts in directing the pavilion in a distinctive way that reflects the University's achievements in various fields. He stressed that the University would spare no effort in doing everything possible to ensure success.

It is worth mentioning that the Intellectual Awareness Unit, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education, the Pharmacy School, and the Dentistry School supervised the University’s participation in the program. This highly beneficial event is integral to the continuous community partnership between the University, governmental, and private institutions.  

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His Royal Highness, Deputy Governor, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz received His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy. The Rector was accompanied by the Director of Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Environmental Studies, Dr. Hussien Al-Wad’i and the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Dr. Abdullah Al Kasi, in addition the Dean of the Research and Consulting Studies Institute, Dr. Abdllatif Al-Hedithi and the Vice Chairman of the Intellectual Unit of the University who is also the Chairman of the Our Homeland program, Dr. Mesfer Al-Wad’i.

At the beginning of the meeting, His Royal Highness, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz reviewed an in-depth environmental report submitted by Dr. Hussein Al-Wad’i. The report contained a number of environmental and research studies for the Asir region. His Royal Highness also reviewed a report on the International Conference: Teacher and the Era of Knowledge, submitted by Dr. Abdullah Al Kasi. Furthermore, the Prince received another detailed report presented by the Research and Consulting Studies Institute through Dr. Abdllatif Al-Hedithi. There was also a visual presentation offered by Dr. Mesfer Al-Wad’i on the “Our Homeland” program.

At the end of the meeting, His Royal Highness, Deputy Governor, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz offered his thanks and appreciation to His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University for all of the diligent and noteworthy efforts exerted by the University. HRH Prince Mansour also thanked the Rector for the research and studies done by the University allowing the wheel of development to push forward. HRH Prince Mansour also gave a vote of confidence in the University for the efforts in working towards instilling virtuous principles in all segments of the society while increasing intellectual and societal awareness.  

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King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of Admission and Registration, announced the dates of receiving requests for admission to the educational diplomas for the academic year 1438/1439 AH. Registration will start from 15/11/1438 AH and last for a week. The payment period will be available to those who were initially accepted during the period from 26 / 11 / 1438H to 23/12 / 1438H.

The applicant must have obtained a bachelor's degree from a Saudi university, and he/she must be Saudi national or have a Saudi mother. The applicant’s average should not be less than very good in literary disciplines and good in scientific disciplines and English as well. Furthermore, the applicant must have a good history in his/her behavior. The applicant should be free for study, as well as obtaining a minimum score of 65 in the capacity test for university graduates, in addition to completing payment of fees and delivery of payment receipts and passing the personal interview.

The Deanship also stressed that the priority of admission is to those who have not graduated more than three years ago. In addition to that, priority in registration will be for graduates of King Khalid University. The Deanship further noted that applicants could print the admission notification after completing all the procedures of payment through the applicant's academic page through the portal of "Academia."

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As part of the initiatives of the Deanship of e-learning at King Khalid University, which are concerned with open learning and with keeping up with the aspirations of Vision 2030 to contribute to the provision of opportunities for science and education for everyone and to give the beneficiary the necessary skills to achieve his/her goals, the Deanship launched the KKUx platform. The mission of this platform is to contribute effectively in providing the most relevant skills for future jobs in an electronic form. The content will be provided in high and universal quality that definitely benefits future job seekers or anyone who wants to develop their skills.

This initiative is the first of its kind at the level of the Saudi universities concerning its focus on "skills of the future." All courses will be based on Vision 2030, which places great emphasis on the theme "learn to work." The purpose is to move the economic wheel forward by focusing on the development of core competencies and personal talents.

Al-Solamy: We seek to diversify the experiences of our sons and daughters and provide them with a set of core competencies required for the future.

The initiative was inaugurated and launched by His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy. In a key statement by the Rector, he said, "The skills of creativity, innovation, and leadership are the core skills of the future generation. We aim to diversify the experiences of our sons and daughters and provide them with a broad range of in-demand skills that are required for future jobs."

For his part, the Dean of e-Learning at King Khalid University, Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ahmari, said, "King Khalid University is no longer limited to merely spreading the contents of its courses on the internet, but has expanded its reach to help those who wish to learn an opportunity to acquire quality skills and personal talents in order to achieve and build a prosperous and happy future."

The KKUx platform announces the launch of 3 quality skills courses this summer with the following titles:

  • Basics of Establishing Start-up Companies ( From 24-7-2017 to 24-8-2017)
  • The Road Towards IELTS ( From 24-7-2017 to 24-8-2017)
  • Design Thinking (from 1-10-2017 to 1-11-2017)

Those wishing to join these courses can register through the main platform website at:


KKUx to Offer Innovative Summer Skill Courses
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A scholar from the Faculty of Nursing at King Khalid University, Reem Hamidi Hussein Al-Alawi, has been awarded 2017's "Golden Key International Honor," in recognition of her academic excellence during her undergraduate studies at Indiana University in Pennsylvania, USA.

Lecturer Reem Hamidi explained that in the beginning, she faced difficulties when she left home and stayed away from her parents. Despite all of these challenges, she put forth her best effort to achieve academic excellence in the nursing administration field. She said, "Praise be to God who helps me. I was nominated for membership based on excellent academic accomplishments in my area of specialization." She added that the Golden Key International Honor Society offers its members opportunities and exclusive links through more than half a million dollars in scholarships, awards, partnerships with major companies, career advancement, and graduate programs.

She explained that the Golden Key International Honor Society also works with faculty members and university administrators to develop and maintain one of the highest standards of education in the world.

Al-Alawi: King Khalid University and its employees have credit after God. They gave us a scholarship opportunity.

She concluded, "King Khalid University and its employees have credit after God. They gave us a scholarship opportunity. At the same time, it is a great honor to be honored this membership. I hope that God will help me to achieve my primary and most important goal; to inspire our generation and develop distinguished nursing staff from our students who will be able to benefit our homeland and improve its scientific outputs in the field of nursing."

It is worth mentioning that the Golden Key International Honor Society is one of the most prestigious academic societies in the United States of America. It aims to honor academically outstanding students. The Society nominates highly qualified students in both the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Nomination depends on GPA and other scientific achievements such as research and extracurricular activities. It is worth mentioning that the Golden Key International Honor Society grants a lifetime membership to its members.


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