College of Education
His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, sponsored World Teachers' Day 2018 at a ceremony organized by the Saudi Scientific Society for Teachers.
On his arrival to the ceremony, Rector Al-Solamy launched the art gallery exhibition for teachers, which was organized by the Saudi Society of Fine Arts.
In a speech delivered by Rector Al-Solamy, he emphasized the value of education and the importance of teachers in the development of societies and nations. He explained that Prophet Muhammad PBUH was the greatest teacher; he honored and respected teachers by saying: Allah and his angels and the creatures of the heavens and earth, even the ant and the whale will pray for the blessed mentor of all people, pointing out that praying for theProphet Muhammad PBUH is the greatest virtue.
Rector Al-Solamy asserted that the university harnesses its potential and energy to honor teachers in our dear country in recognition of their efforts, stressing that education is the core of every aspect in any prosperous society and a priority our government pays great attention to. He mentioned that the wise leadership of the Kingdom are resolute in their determination to develop and support education in all aspects. He then thanked the attendees and participants and all those who worked towards the success of this event.
Al-Solamy: The university harnesses its potential and energy to honor teachers in our dear country in recognition to their efforts.
Dean of the Faculty of Education and Chairman of the Saudi Scientific Society (JASM), Dr. Abdullah Al-Qasi, welcomed the rector, vice rectors, and attendees, noting that the world has been celebrating teachers for more than 50 years in commemoration of the signing of the joint recommendation issued by a number of organizations and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1966 in regards to teachers. He pointed out that the Faculty of Education in the university has always validated teachers and paid great attention to the role of teaching by providing training programs and workshops. He then looked back to the most recent training session titled 'Teachers in the Age of Knowledge: Opportunities and Challenges,' and the positive outcomes it generated.
Dean Al-Qasi called on the audience to follow the great poet Ahmed Shawki who urged all of us to stand in respect and honor our teachers. Afterward, the university rector was awarded the first honorary membership in the JASSEM Association for his generous support to the Society and the College of Education. The rector then honored faculty and staff who worked on the success of the celebration. This was followed by a video on the establishment of the Saudi Scientific Society for Teacher, its services and activities, and the goals and vision it seeks to achieve.
It is worth mentioning that the celebration included a lecture on the status of teachers in Islam delivered by Dr. Saleh Burad, faculty member in the College of Education, and a poetry session presented by Dr. Khodran Al-Sahimi, faculty member in the Colege of Education, and Dr. Ibrahim Abu Talib, faculty member in the College of Humanities.