60K Students to Take Final Exams on the First Day
King Khalid University is currently administering final exams for the first semester of the 1439-40 academic year. This is a significant undertaking. Approximately 60,000 students from 30 different campuses are taking final examinations en masse. Of course, this requires great effort on the part of our faculty and administrators.
Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Qarni, said 'Students have been working hard in general test preparation and have taken tests for numerous courses during the past week. During this period, the Deanship of Admissions and Registration was busy preparing the final exams under the close supervision of the university rector. The university took great care in coordinating all of the examinations and made sure that the tests best served the needs of the student, accommodating student preferences whenever possible'. Dean Al-Qarni also explained that the university is continuously seeking methods to improve the educational experience for the students and to ensure that student proficiency testing remains valid, fair, and balanced. All of these efforts, he related, are well worth it as increased student motivation and commitment to preparing for exams are increasing. Dean Al-Qarni urged all eligible students to submit proper documentation in the event of 'deprivation status' due to excessive absences. He concluded by emphasizing that the Deanship of Admissions and Registration is committed to expediting diplomas and transcripts for graduating students in that they can move forward with their careers in a timely fashion.
Dean of the Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmad Al-Faye, said 'The Deanship of Graduate Studies embarked on a program to ensure optimal scheduling well in advance of final exams'. Based on feedback from many different colleges and their respective faculty and students, the Deanship of Graduate Studies identified several process improvements that helped to deliver a more efficient and effective exam timetable applicable to the different colleges. By consulting all of the relevant stakeholders in advance, the university ensured a more successful and more efficient final examination period.