JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal approved a scientific chair titled “Prince Khaled Al-Faisal Chair for Good Role Model” at Jeddah University.
Prince Khaled said he will support the chair with SR1 million ($266,910).
The chair’s aim is to support scientific research, according to a presentation given at a meeting in Jeddah chaired by the governor. Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar was also present on the occasion.
The presentation focused on the chair’s five-year plan, which includes organizing conferences, lectures, workshops and seminars, supporting academic research, and preparing and presenting reports on the chair’s work.
The chair will focus on studies and research that contribute to the development, dissemination and application of scientific standards and indicators of good practice, as well as tackling deviant and destructive ideas with scientific and practical solutions.
Jeddah University President Dr. Adnan Al-Humaidan said the chair aims at employing role models to build the society in accordance with the university’s role in building the Muslim generation and harnessing its energies and potentials in the service of society and promoting the concept of role models.
The executive director of the Makkah Cultural Forum, Dr. Hassan bin Yahya Al-Manakhra, thanked the Makkah governor for the adoption of this scientific chair which will deal annually with the theme of the forum, “How to develop our cities to serve Hajj and Umrah.”