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His Excellency the Rector, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, sponsored a meeting titled "National History of Public Education to Higher Education in Light of the Saudi 2030 Vision." The meeting was organized by the Historical Society in Asir in collaboration with the Department of History at King Khalid University.

In his speech, Al-Solamy welcomed the participants of the meeting, stressing the importance of this meeting and concentrating on national values, the concept of loyalty and true belonging, and the importance of partnerships between educational departments owing to the Kingdom's Vision 2030.

The Dean of the College of Human Sciences, Dr. Yahya Al-Sharif, described the meeting as a reflection of the importance of partnerships between employees and those interested in harnessing their practical and scientific academic potential to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030. He noted that the themes of the meeting range from the scientific foundations to the cultural and historical depth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The General Supervisor of the Historical Society in the Asir Region, Dr. Saad bin Hussein bin Othman, related that the project of the Historical Society in Asir Region is entitled "History of a Nation and a Nation of history." The project examines the subject of national history, as the primary concern of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to affirm nationalism, loyalty, and citizenship.

It is worth noting that the meeting included three sessions; the first was entitled "National History in Public Education" presented by Dr. Mohammed bin Mansour. Following after, Dr. Ali bin Saleh Al-Omari talked about the historical content in the curricula of education. Dr. Jumaan Al-Shahrani spoke about the methods of teaching history, while Dr. Ghorama Al-Shehri presented a paper on developing the curriculum of history in education to meet or exceed Vision 2030.

The second session began with a presentation national history in university education by Dr. Hassan bin Yahya al-Shawkani. Dr. Ghaitan bin Ali Jaris followed with a talk on the subject of the depth of national history and the biography of the Prophet and the Islamic Civilization.

The concluding session began with an insightful talk on the history of the Kingdom and Vision 2030 by Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al-Faie. Dr. Said bin Mushabab closed the event with a presentation on the development of curriculum in history departments according to the Vision 2030

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His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, The Governor of Asir Province and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the King Khalid chair for scientific research, is sponsoring the opening ceremony of the third scientific meeting of the history of King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud - may Allah have mercy on him. The meeting is under the title "scientific and cultural movement in Saudi Arabia during the reign of King Khalid ", and it is being organized by the King Khalid University from 12 to 13 of this month. The meeting is taking place in Abha Palace Hotel, in Abha.

Upon the arrival of the Prince to the opening ceremony, the ceremony began with recitation of some verses from the Holy Quran. Then, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Dawood gave a word in which he explained that "the King Khalid University undertakes significant responsibilities with regard to the processes of education and research, as part of its research and educational responsibilities to the community, and as a part of its community service". The Rector further stressed on how it was so important to gather efforts to harness all human and material resources so as to keep up with the march of progress and development, which is being supported by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz - may God protect him - and traced by this country's leaders since the reign of the founder King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, may God have mercy on him. The Rector indicated in his speech that one of the important responsibilities of the university was the scientific chairs, including King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz Chair for scientific research, which the university was working on supporting its activities, research and scientific events, and its publications. In addition, the University was cherishing the Chair by holding scientific meetings, including that third meeting which would be followed by other scientific meetings - God willing. Al-Dawood said, "The reign of King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz was characterized by a lot of achievements at various political levels, scientific and cultural development levels, and other fields that served all segments of the society. Depending on this point, the organizers of the King Khalid chair for scientific research have the determination to achieve the objectives for which this chair was established, including highlighting the King Khalid's efforts and his role in the process of development and growth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to shedding light on the cultural and civilizational achievements that were done during his  reign; documenting those achievements scientifically through publication arbitrated researches, in addition to supporting studies and scientific meetings, lectures, and other educational activities " The rector further stated that that forum would discuss the scientific, cultural and media movement in all their dimensions in Saudi Arabia in an important period, which contributed to a major paradigm shift in those areas.

After that, Dr. Bandar Al Sewailem addressed the gathering with a review of King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud's life - may God have mercy on him - and his contributions to support scientific and cultural movement, as well as internal and external strategic plans of the time of his reign. Al Sewailem pointed out what the participants in the meeting contributed, with their writings and scientific researches, in enriching the meetings of the forum, in order to inform the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on those efforts and achievements in that prosperous reign.

For his part, the supervisor on the chair, Dr. Ahmad bin Yahya Al Fayaa explained that scientific participation exceeded 55, with 42 of them being scientific research. At the end of the ceremony, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz honored the former supervisor on the chair, Dr. Hassan bin Yahya Al-Shawkaani. Then, His Royal Highness received a commemorative gift. After that the occasion was closed.

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The Dean of Institute of Research and Consulting Studies of King Khalid University Dr. Abdul Latif Alhidithi participated with a worksheet during the 7th meeting of the deans of institutes of research and consulting services in the Saudi Arabian universities. The meeting was hosted by Salman bin Abdul Aziz University. The purpose of the meeting was to encourage the universities to hold meetings and dialogue, in addition to developing and raising the level of performance through the study of common ideas and experiences. In his turn, Dr. Alhidithi addressed, through a worksheet, the experience of King Khalid University's Institute in construction and establishment, as one of the most successful emerging experiences that drew attention. Moreover, he clarified all that may take part in the exploitation of research institutes revenues and methods of development.

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The Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education Dr. Mubarak bin Said Hamdan has represented King Khalid University in the 32nd meeting of Community Service and Continuing Education Deans at the level of the Saudi Universities. The meeting which was hosted by Hail University, started on 8th and ended on 9th of Rabi Awal 1436 AH.

The participation was within the joint cooperation between Saudi universities, aimed at discussing training developments, as well as all what may be related to Community Service. The meeting also focused on the role of the universities in that area, and its other aims include exchange of experiences among different deanships of Community Service and Continuing Education in the different universities.

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King Khalid University President, Prof. Abulrahman Hamad Al dawood is participating in the sessions of the 20th meeting of the Gulf Countries Universities and Higher Education Institutes Presidents. The participants of the 3 days meeting in Kuwait will discuss many student educational issues of concern to Higher Education in the Gulf area.

The meeting is witnessing organizing the 7th symposium for the Presidents of the Universities and Higher Education institutes in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The symposium will include discussing many issues such as Funding researches, incentives for scientific research, undertaking scientific research, graduate studies, as well as investing in scientific research outputs, and scientific publishing and databases. 

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The Library Affairs Deanship of King Khalid University is setting up an introductory meeting to welcome new members of the teaching staff and graduate studies students. The meeting which is set to start at 11.00 O'clock will end at 12.30 p.m. The date is Wednesday the 21/12/1435 AH, and the venue will be the Central Stands, University City, Abha.

The meeting, which will be conducted by the Dean of Library Affairs Deanship, Dr. Saeed Bin Qasem Al-Khalidi, will deliberate on the programs delivered by the Deanship, as well as the sector's future plans.  Also included in the deliberations will be the service of searching in the international databases, training courses, library archive, self-borrow, reference service, Digital Copy, and ways to use search in databases. In short, the meeting is expected to cover all that may concern, as well as serve, the faculty members and the student.

Dr. Al-Khalidi informed that the meeting came within the series of lectures that the Deanship of Library Affairs lately intends to implement in order to introduce stated services to the faculty members, and to the students, with the intention of making them capable of using such services, in addition to introducing the Saudi Digital library. Consequently, "we will be able to meet the needs of beneficiaries, as well as emphasize the role of the Deanship of Library Affairs in transferring knowledge". Moreover, Al-Khalidi emphasized on the need to encourage university students and employees to visit the university libraries, so as to take advantage of provided services.  

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An organized open meeting of top officials of Higher institutions titled 'Saudi Universities Admission (mechanism, methods, developments)' was concluded recently. The meeting highlighted a number of important topics in admission processes.

Statistical data show the number of students in Saudi universities to be 1,499,120, in the 39 public and private universities. Also, the data shows that one hundred and fifty - two thousand (152,000) of the students are beneficiaries of  King Abdullah Scholarship Program.

This meeting focused on the labor market and the way of creating harmony between the  higher education units that are responsible for the provision of specialized work force with the relevant needs of the labor market. The meeting therefore sought for a complementary working relationship between Ministry of Higher Education and Vocational and Technical Education regarding market specializations and needs.

The gathering also discussed the topic of universities challenging issues especially that of finding ways of keeping institutions' former students out of idleness because of academic failure, as  well as helping them to raise their G.P. so as not to be idle for more than the first year.

Another issue discussed in the meeting was the differences in admission transparency that exists between private universities and institutes on one hand, and governmental universities, on the other.

The participants at the meeting stated that there are a number of universities that don't have right to admit any student because admission system has become mechanical through universities' websites intended to avoid any manipulation.

King Khalid University (KKU) president, Dr. Abdurrahman Al Dawood, asserted that that kind of meeting reflected the concern of the officials of higher education institutions on the need for perfect transparency in all cases of admission. That, there is the necessity for cooperation between the media and administrators of higher education institutions, the provision of which will create a fundamental partnership in general development of the society. He also confirmed the participation of the media today with the Ministry of Higher Education, showing how important that is, specially in the case of university admissions, as the media's contribution in enlightenment can be a useful facilitation.

He said, "As it was last year , I expect it will happen this year. Even though we have closed the admission processes for this year, there are a large number of vacant seats. The university accommodated all high school students that graduated in Asir region", explaining further that "and this university with its branches in 14 provinces has accommodated more than 72 thousand students. We have more than 8 thousand faculty employees. In the past few years, higher education has spread in every region and province. This has facilitated admission for students".

One of universities challenges is that of those candidates who aspire to specialize in specialties of their aspirations, but who lack the minimal standard requirement - academically or financially - to gain admission. Pointing out that standard entry requirement can not be compromised, thus, standard must be maintained in all specialties. 

He continued: "we are looking for possible assistance of Custodian of two holy mosques' Scholarship Program, as well the graduate scholarship program to take care of the financial aspects. Thankfully scholarship program has started working to identify possible beneficiaries among Saudi sons and daughters who are qualified to join this university".

About the expected number of admission into KKU and in its branches in 14 provinces, he said that, "I expect the number of the admitted students will  reach 30 thousand". 

Transparency in admission, adaptation and higher education outputs are the prominent topics of the agenda
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In the light of the Ministry of Higher Education encouragement to hold meetings among the Saudi universities, with the aim of consulting, development, and raise the level of performance through the study of ideas and common experiences in this regard and to promote the concept of learned-system among universities, and take advantage of the intra successful experiences among them to guarantee exchanging  experiences among universities, and spreading advantages among specialists and those interested in related topics, King Khalid University is hosting on the fifth of Muharram next year the second meeting of the Deans of the Teaching Staff and Employees in the Saudi Universities

It is expected the meeting will discuss features, services provided to the Teaching Staff, allowances, the exchange of information and coordination between the universities, especially the claims of contractors of questions with officials of contracting at universities in relation to services provided by the university for them and their children such as provision of international schools and health insurance, as well as unifying standards of contractors attraction. 


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