KSU center wins Khalifa award

Updated 31 May 2016
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KSU center wins Khalifa award

RIYADH: The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) of the King Saud University (KSU) has been honored with the Khalifa Award for excellence in education.
“In a qualitative achievement, the CELT has accomplished a leading level by receiving the Khalifa Award for Education in 2016 at the creative educational projects and programs category in the Arab world countries,” an official from the KSU media department said Sunday. The award was given to the CELT for the Promising Teachers Program of the center.
“The CELT has been considered for its activities and programs that have contributed directly to achieving the expectations of students and faculty members,” the official said.
He said that while conferring the award, the general secretariat of Khalifa Award acknowledged the rich contribution of the center, adding that this success of the CELT will raise the level of education in universities in the entire Arab world.
Saud Nasser Al-Kathiri, director of the center and assistant vice rector for educational and academic affairs for educational development, expressed happiness on behalf of the entire team for winning the award, which according to him has been accomplished by the great support of KSU administration.
“The continuous efforts of our colleagues at the center and the faculty members who participated in CELT’s programs have opened many opportunities and possibilities for the center to prosper and succeed,” he said. The award is given by the UAE government with the aim of ushering in a new dynamism in the educational process, in tune with contemporary advancements in scientific knowledge and information technology to enrich the development in the educational field and provide for an effective interaction between local, Arab and international contributors to the field.
The award is sponsored by the UAE president and supervised by the secretaries council headed by the deputy prime minister.
The award is popular in the Arab World and involves many fields in general and higher education in particular.


King Salman to inaugurate key mining, industrial projects

Updated 13 November 2018
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King Salman to inaugurate key mining, industrial projects

  • The king will visit Waad Al-Shamal City for Mining Industries in the northern borders to inaugurate a number of mining and industrial projects
  • The Saudi Cabinet noted the visit by King Salman to Qassim and Hail, attending citizens’ celebrations as well as his inauguration of a number of development projects

JEDDAH: King Salman will visit the northern regions of the Kingdom next week to inaugurate a number of development projects.
The king will also visit Waad Al-Shamal City for Mining Industries in the northern borders to inaugurate a number of mining and industrial projects, the Royal Court said in a statement on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Sheikh Abdullah Al Al-Asheikh announced that the king will inaugurate the activities of the third year of the seventh session of the Shoura Council next Monday. The king will deliver a speech on Saudi Arabia’s internal and external policy.
The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday also noted the visit by King Salman to the two regions of Qassim and Hail, attending citizens’ celebrations as well as his inauguration and laying the cornerstone of a number of development projects.
This reflects the king’s directives to provide services for all citizens and regions in the Kingdom for the achievement of further growth and development.
The Cabinet also commended the king’s directive to release prisoners and the insolvent in the regions of Qassim and Hail and pay their debts, considering it an extension of his care for insolvent and limited-income citizens.
The Cabinet reviewed the Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian cause, pointing to the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD)’s transfer of the Kingdom’s financial contribution to support the Palestinian Authority’s budget for August, September and October 2018, including an additional contribution totaling $60 million.
The Cabinet reiterated Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the bombing that took place in Mosul, northern Iraq; the suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital of Mogadishu and the Afghani capital of Kabul; and the attack in the city of Melbourne, Australia, confirming the Kingdom’s rejection of violence, terrorism and extremism, offering condolences to the families of the dead and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Cabinet reviewed a number of scientific and cultural activities, stressing that the patronage of King Salman of the honoring ceremony of winners of the eighth King Khalid Award is considered an expression of his support for the prize to achieve its humanitarian, social and developmental goals.