University Internal Messaging Service (Tawasul) Ranked Best
'Tawasul' is an SMS/E-Mail service that facilitates communication among university management, faculty, staff and students via short cell and Internet-based messages. In its annual report, the Ministry of Education ranked King Khalid University's 'Tawasul' system first in overall performance out of all other institutions in the Kingdom.
King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, commended the Center for Communications for the hard work and diligence that made 'Tawasul' the top national performer. Communications Center Director, Shaker Al-Amer, thanked the Rector for his ongoing support of the unit, and pledged his continued commitment to quality improvement. Director Al-Amer also thanked his team for their dedication and efforts to ensure effective communications at the university.
The university plans on greatly expanding 'Tawasul'. The objective is to provide this electronic platform to share information among all Saudi universities, private schools, associated government agencies and to establish a direct link to the Ministry of Education. This is a productivity enhancement included in Vision 2030 and its appendant documents. Of noteworthy mention, the university manages 16 coordinators assigned to the project.