FaceOf: Prince Faisal Al-Mashari, chairman of the Saudi Education Evaluation Commission

Prince Faisal Al-Mashari is chairman of the Saudi Education Evaluation Commission. (SPA)
Updated 30 March 2019
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FaceOf: Prince Faisal Al-Mashari, chairman of the Saudi Education Evaluation Commission

  • In 2012, the late King Abdullah appointed Prince Faisal as vice president of the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhibah)

Prince Faisal Al-Mashari is chairman of the Saudi Education Evaluation Commission.
He recently highlighted the importance of participating in international tests to standardize the Saudi education system in line with the rest of the world.
Prince Faisal received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from King Saud University (KSU) in 1983, his master’s in engineering from KSU in 1986, and his Ph.D. in engineering from Purdue University in the US in 1990.
He has been executive director of the National Center for Assessment (Qiyas) since its inception on Aug. 19, 2000.
He was appointed an instructor at the KSU’s faculty of engineering in 1983, and was promoted to lecturer after three years. He was an assistant professor before becoming dean of the engineering college.
Prince Faisal served as adviser to the minister of higher education, and director of the Center for Research and Strategic Studies at the Ministry of Higher Education.
In 2012, the late King Abdullah appointed Prince Faisal as vice president of the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhibah).


Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

The announcement came as part of the “Kingdom’s efforts in supporting international organizations and bodies and the leadership’s keenness to play an important role in the most important international and regional organizations,” SPA said.

The aid will go towards supporting ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which aims to assist developing countries in applying the standards and recommended methods for the safety and security of civil aviation.

The aid will also contribute to the costs of translating the organization’s documents and publications into Arabic.

The President of the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri thanked King Salman for his support to the aviation sector locally, regionally and globally, 

He said: “this contributes to the development of the aviation industry and to improve the safety and security of civil aviation in developing countries, least developed countries and island states.

The $1 million of financial assistance is an extension of the Kingdom's previous financial support in 2016 which “ the level of safety and security of civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa," Al-Mansouri said.

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ICAO’s president, thanked the king for the support.