2,800 graduate from Jubail institutes

2,800 graduate from Jubail institutes
Updated 12 May 2014

2,800 graduate from Jubail institutes

2,800 graduate from Jubail institutes

Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif was the chief guest at a graduation ceremony held by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) for 2,800 college and institute students on Wednesday in the presence of Royal Commission Chairman Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayyan Al-Saud.
Salman Maher Al-Mohammadi, a student, delivered a speech on behalf of the graduates.
“On behalf of my fellow students, I thank the RCJY and the Jubail Industrial College, Jubail University College and Jubail Technical Institute, for all they have offered their students,” he said.
An operetta was performed, consisting of three scenes highlighting national unity, the commission’s activities and its academic sector.
Ali Al-Asiri, general manager of colleges and institutes at the RCJY, also gave a speech, where he lauded students, the RCJY and the government for their unwavering support in advancing educational initiatives.
“The RCJY is celebrating the graduation of this outstanding group of students,” he said. “We stand proud of the standard of higher education in Jubail.”
“There have been 9,000 students this year, with over 3,200 male and female graduates,” he said. “There has been huge demand from the industrial field for employing our students.”
“We have a 90 percent employment rate among alumni, who work in major companies such as SABIC, Saudi Aramco and other international and local companies,” he said.
“Three percent of our graduates enrolled in graduate programs, while another seven percent recently graduated. More than 800 training programs have been implemented for more than 21,450 trainees, of whom 12,000 were employees from SABIC, 1,300 from the metal industry and more than 1,000 from the Saudi Aramco.”
There are new programs, disciplines and majors that have opened, as well as new curricula in academic quality and development in English, e-skills, and interior design, among others, said Al-Asiri.
There are many projects that indicate the commission’s keenness in education, including developmental projects in information technology, energy, nanotechnology and environment services, he said. “We have expanded our academic buildings, which can currently accommodate an estimated 14,000 students.”
The patronage of the Eastern Province governor is a testament to the importance the government attributes to education, he said.
The ceremony coincides with the ninth anniversary of the pledge of alliance.


Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
  • The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict
  • The Jordanian minister condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will open its embassy in Doha within days, after completing the necessary procedures, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a joint press conference on Saturday with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Riyadh.
His comments follow the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signing of the Jan. 5 Al Ula agreement, which saw the reopening of the borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia..
The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict.
From his side, Safadi said the relationship with Saudi Arabia was historical and strategic, adding that Jordan appreciated the Kingdom’s continued support to the country in facing economic challenges.
The minister also condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia, and he said he rejected Iran's interference in the region’s affairs.
He added that Jordan agreed with Saudi Arabia in promoting joint action to face current challenges.
“We are working to develop our relationship with the GCC on the security, political and economic levels,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi said.
He added that peace was an Arab strategic choice, and said that Jordan looked forward to working with the new US administration.