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

Prince Faisal Al-Mashari
Updated 17 May 2018

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

  • The prince received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from King Saud University (KSU) in 1983
  • Prince Al-Mashari has been the executive director of the National Center for Assessment (Qiyas) since its inception on Aug. 19, 2000

Prince Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Mashari has been appointed chairman of the Education Evaluation Commission by its board of directors.

Al-Mashari expressed his gratitude to the chairman and board of directors for being chosen and for the trust that they had placed in him.

The prince received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from King Saud University (KSU) in 1983, a master’s in engineering from KSU in 1986, and a Ph.D. in engineering from Purdue University in the US in 1990.

Al-Mashari has been the executive director of the National Center for Assessment (Qiyas) since its inception on Aug. 19, 2000. 

Before that, he was appointed as an instructor on the faculty of engineering at King Saud University in 1983 and was promoted to lecturer after three years. He was an assistant professor before he became the dean of the engineering college.

Al-Mashari also served as adviser to the minister of higher education, as well as director of the Center for Research and Strategic Studies at the Ministry of Higher Education.

In 2012, the late King Abdullah chose Al-Mashari as vice president of Mawhibah — the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity. 

He is also a member of the board of the Education and Evaluation Board, as well as the Center for Research and Studies in Higher Education, and the Supreme Committee of Strategic Planning for Higher Education (Aafaq).

Al-Mashari has participated in many conferences, seminars and forums related to education, assessment and studies that help upgrade and develop secondary education. He has presented a number of seminars in which he represented the National Center for Assessment and its activities.


Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

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Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

PARIS: The permanent Saudi delegation to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a reception to mark the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
The session was held in the presence of the Saudi education minister and deputy chairman of the National Committee for UNESCO, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh.
The session was attended by the permanent delegates of UNESCO member states and senior officials from the organization.
“Today, we see the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives coincide with UNESCO’s mission through the Kingdom’s keenness to support educational, cultural and scientific projects around the world because of its regional and international status, and its roles in strengthening relations between Arab and Islamic countries and the global agenda for sustainable development in the organization’s educational, cultural and scientific fields, Al-Asheikh said in his speech.
He affirmed the Kingdom’s continued cooperation with UNESCO member states in the fields of education, culture and science, and its continued support for the organization’s programs.
He said the Kingdom is one of the founding members of UNESCO, and the sixth country to sign the organization’s charter, on Nov. 4, 1946, upon the directives of the late King Abdul Aziz.