Governor reviews Madinah’s academy projects

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman chaired the fourth meeting of the Madinah Academy’s executive committee on July 24, 2020. (SPA)
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Updated 25 July 2020

Governor reviews Madinah’s academy projects

MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman chaired the fourth meeting of the Madinah Academy’s (Madac) executive committee to review the latest work of the project.

The academy is being built in partnership with a number of donor institutions and the private sector on an area of 30,000 square meters to serve as a nonprofit endowment education initiative accommodating 1,100 students.

Prince Faisal, who is the chairman of Madac Academy, was briefed on the construction work of the building, which is expected to be completed in April 2021.

Prince Faisal was introduced to the professional development program for teachers at Madac, which launched a quality initiative to train 40 teachers from across the Kingdom in partnership with the faculty of education at Arizona State University in the US.

Madac Academy has international bilingual schools that will run from kindergarten to secondary school for boys and girls, as well as a teachers’ institute offering vocational development programs.

Madac schools aim to build a promising generation enhanced by innovation and creativity to participate in the development of society.

Madac schools started taking children in kindergarten when they opened and have now expanded to the fifth grade, with a total enrolment of 200 students at the beginning of the next academic year.


Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Updated 14 August 2020

Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Fahad Al-Azzam has been the assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Ministry of Health since September 2019.
He has also been the general manager for enterprise at the ministry’s project management office since July 2016, where he developed and implemented a standard set of project management processes and models, and built the framework and updated it to account for developments and best practices.
It was announced on Monday that Al-Azzam’s role as assistant deputy minister for empowerment has been extended for another year.
Al-Azzam obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2007. He studied abroad in the US, obtaining a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 2014.
Prior to his current position, Al-Azzam worked as a cooperative trainee at the Saudi Electricity Co. between May and October 2006.
At the Advanced Electronics Co., he worked as an assistant field service engineer between July 2007 and May 2009, and technical support and field service engineer between May 2009 and December 2010.
At the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, he worked as senior electrical engineer at their radiation safety department between January 2011 and February 2015.
He developed a safety program for exporting and importing electronics devices to and from Saudi Arabia and worked at controlling the risk resulting from the use of radiation-emitting devices. He also worked there as a project manager at their project management office between February 2015 and July 2016.