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In cooperation with the Saudi Accounting Association, King Khalid University's Corporate Governance Center organized a lecture entitled "The Labor Market Requirements for Business School Graduates". The lecture witnessed the participation of Saudi Accounting Association President, Hassan Al-Baas, Dean of the College of Business, Dr. Fayez bin Dafrah, faculty members and staff.


The meeting was launched by Corporate Governance Center Director, Dr. Meri Al-Habash, who welcomed the guests and participants. Following after, Dean Dafra delivered a speech in which he discussed the aspirations, plans, and ambitions of the College of Business. He thanked the Saudi Accounting Association on behalf of the College of Business for their active role and continuous support.


National Industrialization Company Vice President, Fawaz Al-Fawaz, presented a lecture on the requirements of the labor market, the skills required for future jobs and the importance of professional certificates This was followed by a discussion with the faculty members and guests. At the end of the meeting, the guests visited His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy's office where he congratulated them for their efforts and encouraged collaboration programs and projects.

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On the 2nd of Sha'bān, King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, led the seventh University Council meeting. His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Interim Committee, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saleh, university vice rectors, and deans were in attendance.


Rector Al-Solamy began the occasion by thanking Allah and praising Prophet Muhammad - Peace Be Upon Him. Following after, Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amry, reviewed the meeting agenda. The topics of discussion included:


  • The approval of the final account of the Institute of Research and Consultancy Studies Student Fund;
  • The approval of the academic calendar for the 1440-41 AH academic year;
  • The approval of the 'Executive Educational Leadership' graduate program;
  • The approval of the new clinical pharmacy program plan.


The meeting also included the approval of new international scholarship conditions, the approval of a partnership agreement between King Khalid University, King Saud University and King Abdulaziz University, and the approval of the promotion of a number of university staff.

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On the 16th of Shawwāl 1440 AH, admissions tests for the 1441 AH academic year will be held for new candidates as reported by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration. The tests are tailored to students from the business, computer science, and accounting departments at community colleges who wish to complete their undergraduate studies at King Khalid University.


Male Examination Location

  • Business Administration and Accounting: Building A (Room 43 on the Third Floor), Business School, Main Campus;
  • Computer Science: Building A (Room 43 on the Third Floor), Business School, Main Campus, and the College of Arts and Science in Muhayil.


Female Examination Location

  • Business Administration and Accounting: College of Home Economics at King Abdullah Road;
  • Computer Science: College of Computer Science, Al-Samer Campus, the College of Arts and Science in Khamis Mushait, Muhayil, and Rijal Alma.


Of noteworthy mention, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education (female section) announced the open registration period for a number of workshops and programs for the summer season during the month of Shawwāl. The workshops include:

  • Computers in Office Work;
  • Special Needs Adaptive Behavior;
  • Ethical and Systematic Practices in the Work Environment;
  • Skills and Development Course;
  • English Proficiency Course for Children (9-12 years);
  • The Marketing Plan Cycle;
  • Modern Secretarial and Management Skills.
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His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of Asir, inaugurated the Sandkum Volunteer Initiative and 2 other initiatives. The forum was organized by the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education. In an exciting development, His Royal Highness announced that two new voluntary initiatives will be announced in the near future. His Royal Highness explained that the initiatives will encompass graffiti prevention and removal and a Green Asir Project where trees will be planted across the region in gardens and parks, mosques, schools, and public facilities.


At the commencement of the closing ceremony for the 2019 Sandkum Preparation Program, His Royal Highness expressed his gratitude to King Khalid University, the organizers and all of the program participants. He further recognized and thanked the university for its many community service and public outreach programs that run concurrently with university educational and academic functions. His Royal Highness stated that the university's public interest efforts help promote growth and development in the region, noting the importance of commitment and teamwork.


Later in the program, a brief orientation on the volunteer work of all Sandkum volunteer teams was provided. This was underscored by a discussion of future initiatives in the region and a charter signing event by the Sandkum team.

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King Khalid University recently hosted the activities of the 1440 AH volunteer preparation course 'Sandkum', which lasted for three days starting on the 15th Ramadan. 16 governmental and private institutions alongside a number of university employees participated. The meeting was held under the patronage of Academic Development and Quality Vice Rector, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, at the main campus.


Dean of Community Service and Continuous Education, Dr. Omar Alwan Ageel, explained that the purpose of the program is the development of team members in order to meet the stated objectives. He then followed by welcoming the program participants and attendees, stressing the value of the outcomes to the region.


The program included a paper by the Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, in which he discussed 'Volunteer Charisma'. This was followed by a presentation that discussed the values of volunteer work and social communication skills delivered by Ali Asiri.


Eng. Marikh Al-Shahrani also discussed the preservation of the environment, parks, tourist sites, and contributions needed to support security in the region. On the same note, Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Shahrani spoke about the role of the Asir Police, which includes safety, organizational procedures, and maintaining public manners. Of noteworthy mention, the program also offered CPR and first aid training by the Saudi Red Crescent Authority.


King Khalid University seeks through this program to help achieve the Kingdom's 2030 vision through the preparation of 400 volunteers (in addition to its current 500 volunteer trainees) supervised by the Deanship of Community Service and Continuous Education.

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In a recent ceremony, King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, received the translated copy of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning from the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Arts in Tanumah and Professor of Linguistics at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Faqih. Dean Al-Faqih's translation of the encyclopedia required a significant investment of his time and expertise in translation.


His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy stressed the importance of translation projects to encourage the spread of knowledge throughout the world. He spoke about the ways in which vocabulary and phrases enrich understanding of various subject matters. His Excellency then thanked Dean Al-Faqih for his hard work and persistence in completing the project. He noted that the translated book will be a valuable addition to libraries and institutions throughout the Arabic speaking world. The manuscript will greatly benefit researchers for generations to come.


Also present at the ceremony were Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Bin Du'ajim, Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, and the Dean of Library Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Naser. They all congratulated Dean Al-Faqih for his accomplishment, noting that the effort will help propel forward further research in many areas of study.


Dean Al-Faqih said that the encyclopedia included many definitions and articles on language, history, and terminology. Also included are: Teaching methods, teaching materials, evaluation and testing rubrics, language psychology, anthropology, social linguistics, communicative teaching issues, teacher education, curriculum design, bilingualism, language laboratories, studies in linguistic and cultural institutions, and professional associations.


The encyclopedia is a Routledge House publication. Routledge House is the U.K. based repository for 1,800 scientific journals and more than 5,000 books. King Saud University also supported the translation project and the printing of the encyclopedia for institutional use in the Kingdom.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, honored the faculty members of the Deanship of Student Affairs in a ceremony at the main campus. In his opening remarks, the Rector thanked the staff members for their hard work, dedication, and exemplary results. He noted the diversity and the quality of the programs the Deanship conducted for the benefit of the students and faculty.


Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Aideed, thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support of the Deanship and sponsorship of its many programs and functions. Dean Al-Aideed also thanked his staff, whose tireless efforts made all of the Deanship's efforts possible. He noted that the programs have conferred great benefits upon the students and the university community. Dean Al-Aideed recounted a few of the achievements made by this year including:


  • Adoption of the new organizational structure of the Deanship;
  • Publication of the emergency procedures handbook;
  • Revision of the salary scales;
  • Adoption of funds regulations;
  • Adoption of student housing regulations;
  • Organizing and archiving transaction histories.


The Deanship is now working in cooperation with the General Administration of Information Technology and the Vice rector of Academic Affairs to upgrade all electronic services.


His Excellency honored the members of the Deanship, including: Dr. Amer Ja'far, Raed Al-Qahtani, Yousef Al-Ahmari, Abdullah Al-Khubia, Ali Al-Qahtani, Abdullah Al-Dreem, Abdulaziz Al-Shehri, Nayef Al-Shahrani, Saeed Al-Amri, Mohammad Abu Hashra, Abdullah Al-Shahrani, Ayman Asiri, Fawaz Al-Thiabi, Mohammed Al-Kaabi, Ali Al-Hassan, Ali Al-Wahabi, Masli Al-Qahtani, Said Zuifir and Qabil Al-Yazidi. The Rector presented all of the above with commemorative certificates.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, chaired the university's Ninth Council Meeting. In addition to the regular members (Vice Rectors and Deans), the Secretary-General (Interim) for the Committee of Higher Education, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Saleh, attended. His Excellency began the meeting by thanking Allah for his blessings and praising the Prophet; peace be upon him. Vice Rector of Graduate Studies, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, reviewed the meeting agenda. The topics discussed included:


  • The university final financial account;
  • Establishment of the infrastructure for Academic Guidance;
  • Approval of attendance rules and regulations;
  • Faculty participation in the scientific meetings;
  • Rules and regulation for scientific communications;
  • Executive rules regarding promotions;
  • Rules for faculty member publication;
  • Consideration of applications for promotions to the rank of assistant professor;
  • Consideration of new diploma, undergraduate and graduate curricula in the university system.


The Council also recommended the approval of a number of new programs including: PhD in Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Executive Master of Applied Computing, Master of Science in Data Science in Information Systems, Master of Educational Policies, Diploma in Cyber ​​Security, Diploma in Prevention of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Marketing Diploma, and Diploma of Web and Mobile Applications Development.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, stressed the importance of 'Religious Efforts Exerted at the Prophet’s Mosque During the Saudi Era Symposium'. He noted that the symposium plays an important role in furthering understanding of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and the scientific development of mosques throughout the Islamic world. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy stressed that the two-day symposium, under the patronage the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is a reflection of His Royal Majesty's commitment to scholarship and scientific development as it pertains to Islamic history, culture, and development.


The Rector noted that the symposium is a blessing for its attendees and beneficiaries, and confers great value and insight into the role of the mosques. He added that the Kingdom has, since its inception, guarded and nurtured the Two Holy Mosques and considers the effort a sacred duty. The Rector concluded by asking Allah to protect and guide our country and to bless it as a leading Islamic nation-state and a global symbol of Islamic values.

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Vice Rector of Academic and Educational Affairs, Dr. Saad Du'ajim, recently presided over the closing ceremony for the Arabic Language Training Program. The event, which took place from the 7th to the 11th of Ramadan, was run by the Arabic Language Unit in collaboration with the Arabic Institute at the university main campus.


The program was developed for foreign faculty members. Included were lectures and workshops discussing Arabic Language Skills, phonetics, dialect, language matching, error analysis, and literacy skills.


General Supervisor of the Arabic Language Teaching Unit, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mazah, said that the program was taught by a group of distinguished experts in the field of Arabic language including Dr. Khalid Al-Shathri, and the Undersecretary of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Jazan University, Dr. Ali Mashaouf. Al-Mazah explained that the program included examinations and activities, and served 29 trainees. He thanked Vice Rector Du'ajim for his support. Dr. Saleh Al-Shathri thanked the guest presenters and the Arab Institute for their efforts. Vice Rector Du'ajim noted that the program is an important part of the university's faculty development. He presented the attendees with certificates and commemorative plaques.


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