People of Madinah celebrate Prince Muqrin University inauguration

Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Abdulaziz with Minister of Education Ahmed Al-Essa and Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman at the event. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2017
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People of Madinah celebrate Prince Muqrin University inauguration

MADINAH: The people of Madinah celebrated the inauguration of Muqrin University on Tuesday and the launch of Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Charity.
Prince Muqrin said the university is expected to contribute to the preparation of a generation aware of its responsibilities and duties toward their religion, king and homeland.
Attending the celebration was Prince Faisal bin Salman as well as Minister of Education Ahmed Al-Essa.
Prince Faisal bin Salman, governor of Madinah, said, “Today, we witness the inauguration of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz University, which is a new scientific edifice added to what has been so far achieved in the field of education, its renaissance, in Madinah. Prince Muqrin stands behind this educational lighthouse.”
Princess Mashael bint Sultan said that the new university is a scientific edifice and a distinctive contributor to higher education in the city of Madinah.
It is the first charitable civil university of high international standards that is keen to provide knowledge in the fields of engineering, computer science, information technology and business management for the sons of the homeland.
“The role of the university is not limited to graduating qualified students for the labor market,” Princess Mashael said. “It is seeking to gain global distinction and become competitive in its fields, and to exercise a role in serving the community, and through consolidating research links with various educational institutions, it will support scientific research locally, regionally and internationally.”
Samar Effendi, director of admissions at Muqrin University, said the colleges offer a range of disciplines needed by the labor market.
“The university also offers interest-free loans on soft instalments, provided by Al-Jazira Bank, to pay the fees,” Effendi said.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

Updated 24 June 2019
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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.