More than 16,000 employees have quit their government jobs this year

Updated 19 October 2014

More than 16,000 employees have quit their government jobs this year

More than 16,000 employees have quit their jobs in the Civil Services in the period starting from the beginning of the year up to September 2014, according to a report by the Ministry of Civil Services.
On the other hand, 8,340 employees have enrolled and are listed in the government’s files.
Meanwhile, 4,298 male and female employees have been sent abroad on scholarships for further studies or training.
This came in the 11th edition of the monthly statistical report issued by the Ministry of Civil Service which reflects the evolution of the civil services sector in the Kingdom.
The ministry’s September statistical report revealed that the number of government employees stood at 1,219,064 until September. Male employees accounted for 61.31 percent of the total with 38.69 percent female employees.
There are 73,185 non-Saudi employees who mostly occupy jobs in the health sector and some educational jobs in the field of higher education. The report points out that the number of employees on its roll since the beginning of the year is 7,243 employees.
The statistical report mentions that the number of people employed by the ministry during the same period is 6,230 female and male citizens comprising graduates from universities, post-graduate institutes and colleges.
According to the report, 18,531 male and female employees have been promoted during the same period while the total number of employees that have been approved by the civil employees’ training and scholarship committee since the beginning of the year stands at 3,263 employees.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.