Dr. Rimah  Saleh Al-Yahya, deputy minister of private higher education

Dr. Rimah Saleh Al-Yahya
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Updated 13 January 2020

Dr. Rimah  Saleh Al-Yahya, deputy minister of private higher education

  • Dr. Rimah holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Princess Nourah University, and a master’s and bachelor’s degree from King Saud University in the same field

Dr. Rimah Saleh Al-Yahya is the first female deputy minister of private higher education at the Saudi Ministry of Education.
An active researcher in the field of immigrant literature, her primary focus of interest is in developing higher education practices.
Al-Yahya served as the first female vice rector of Prince Sultan University and acting dean of the College of Humanities at the same university.
She was also a member of several academic committees and research groups, both local and regional, and held a number of academic and administrative positions between 2012 and 2019.
As the daughter of a diplomat, Al-Yahya was raised in the US and returned to Saudi Arabia after completing her basic education.
She began her career in academia as a lecturer in English literature, working at the College of Education, Prince Sultan University, and the Arab Open University before moving to Princess Nourah University in 2006 as chairwoman of the English and translation department.
She holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Princess Nourah University, and a master’s and bachelor’s degree from King Saud University in the same field.
In October 2016, Al-Yahya received the Middle East Education Leadership Award, offered by the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Due to her passion for social work, she earned the title of Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Women’s Development in Saudi Arabia from the Multipurpose Inter-Parliamentary Union in June 2016.


Pilgrims to quarantine for 14 days after Hajj

More than 41,361 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours. (SPA)
Updated 04 August 2020

Pilgrims to quarantine for 14 days after Hajj

  • COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia continue to fall, officials say

JEDDAH: Pilgrims who took part in this year’s Hajj must continue wearing electronic tags so authorities can track their 14-day quarantine once they return home.

The bracelet is designed to monitor pilgrims’ adherence to quarantine, as well as monitoring and recording their health status through the “Tatamman” app.
Pilgrims were required to quarantine before embarking on the Hajj and wore the bracelets to ensure they were obeying the self-isolation rules as part of strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The country continues to experience a decline in COVID-19 cases. Recorded infections remain below the 2,000 mark for the 10th day in a row. The Kingdom reported 1,258 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the number of those infected to 280,093 so far.
There are currently 35,091 active cases and six patients were admitted to critical care units, raising the number to 2,017. There were 32 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 2,949.
There were 1,972 new recoveries recorded, raising the total number of recoveries to 242,053.
More than 41,361 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours. The total number of PCR tests conducted to date exceeds 3.47 million.

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280,093 COVID-19 cases

242,053 Recoveries

35,091 Active cases

2,949 Total deaths

3.47m PCR tests

The Ministry of Health has been carrying out daily visits to health institutions in order to assess their level of commitment to anti-coronavirus measures, such as ensuring that staff adhere to social distancing, wear masks, and adopt the health practices and crisis management mechanisms recommended by authorities to protect patients and staff.
Teams have been dispatched to supervise the compliance of health facilities’ quarantine centers across Saudi Arabia and stepped up their visits to government and private hospitals to ensure their compliance with health protocols, sample transfers and staff testing as well as ensuring that all routine surgeries are stopped.
More than 5,000 violations have been recorded and violators were referred to committees. More than 150 facilities were temporarily shut down by the ministry until the proper protocols were implemented and the violations were fixed. A number of institutions were able to resume operations after settling fines.