The 87th National Day

Is the Eighty-Seventh Necklace in a Period of Security and Prosperity

If countries consider and measure their civilizational progress, urbanization, and what they have provided and achieved for their citizens, then the evidence and the figures attest that this country has shortened the time, reduced the distance, and was able in eighty-seven years to provide what many countries have not offered in a much longer time. No doubt, because the development plans in this blessed country have focused on bringing all the good things to mankind in its successive plans. It also works in accordance with the vision of the successive leaders of this country for these noble goals, especially after turning a scattered tribal society in the Arabian Peninsula to be one civil system. 

This historical turn was led by the courage and spirit of the late monarch King Abdul Aziz 'may God rest his soul in peace.' His courageous historical stand formed a palette of unity, love and civilizational establishment in a distinct civil system based on a well-known harmony between the preservation of the spiritual-religious principles. Before this act, people of the Arabian Peninsula had experienced years of misery and poverty where there were chaos, divisions, backwardness, and wars. 

Al Solamy: The Kingdom is clearly and courageously presenting the true message of Islam through its multiple positions and stances; not the corrupted, distorted image of gang-esque organizations that claim to belong to it.    

For that, the comparative vision of the way of life in Saudi Arabia will find evidence of this harmony clearly in the Saudi society. On the same token, our country has all the elements of modern civilization with all of its various aspects while maintaining its cultural heritage, and Islamic moralities that always support the needs and interests of the human. And this is considered by some to be a difficult and sometimes an impossibly unachievable equation, but the remarkable practical achievement of it was seen and accomplished by this great nation.   

The brief, meaningful words by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz when he was congratulating the citizens on the 86th national day has reminded me of many indications. His Royal Highness said on his Twitter page, "Every year, the homeland is safe and precious, and our journey of building and development continues to improve our country, its renaissance, and its stability. Every year, the people of this nation are loyal and proud of their homeland and their belongings."

The first thoughtful words of the tweet indicate the value and importance of safety in peoples' lives unambiguously. The absence of this value will stop the process of development. In the second indication, HRH -may God protect him- is making a clear declaration towards the continuation of the process of civilized development, which in his auspicious reign, are managed with awareness and control. This has resulted in making the Saudi citizens proud of their country and praying for it. 

In addition to this, the wise and courageous decisions taken by His Majesty have made a glorious and worthy impact in the blessed nation. A nation that extends the hand of peace to all those who wish for peace and development, and a firm hand to all those who seek to undermine the security and development of our precious country. Such policy came from a historical depth and a civilized understanding of the history of this country, which has embraced an Arabian Islamic civilization for one and a half millennia. The light of Islam started from the grounds of this country guiding humanity to the values of righteousness, morality, and peace. During that time, it has never allowed any external enemy nor internal enemy to ruin its security or achievements. In this regard, our precious country continues to offer a model example of Islamic centrism that shows the values of righteousness and goodness and tries to correct the distorted acts by the false claimers of this true religion.  

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is clearly and courageously presenting the true message of Islam through its multiple positions and stances; not the corrupted, distorted image of gang-esque organizations that claim to belong to it. These positions will be recorded in history with letters of light for this great nation. 

At the end, on my behalf and all the university's employees, I would like to present sincere congratulations to His Royal Highness, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to HRH the Crown Prince, and to all Saudi people, asking God the Almighty to protect this country and to help the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in keeping the security and development of this great nation.    


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Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the General Directorate of Information Technology (IT) held the second meeting of the University's Website Coordinators on Wednesday evening at Abha Palace Hotel. Honorable dignities from the University attended the meeting including vice-presidents, deans, and staff. At the beginning of the meeting, there was a short introductory film about the new environment of the faculty websites and other electronic entities, which is characterized by a stylish yet simple look and feel. The presentation also included a procedural clarification of the steps to follow when requesting any service related to the main university website or the websites of other entities, in addition to a demonstration of numerous web tools, which would be useful while developing the site. The film also included an explanation of how to professionally edit images and designs, and more importantly, their importance in conveying a professional look and feel. Equally important, the University Rector launched the electronic version of Afaq, the university newspaper, which includes many high-tech features, such as making it accessible to the visually impaired through voice commands and a host of cutting-edge technologies. After that, Rector Al-Solamy launched the website of the General Directorate of Information Technology in its new format, which includes a portal for IT ambassadors and indicators of cognitive transformation. Al-Solamy praised the sustained efforts exerted by the General Directorate of Information Technology affiliates in the advancement of the University and the lightning pace of electronic development. He directed all university departments to exert the required efforts in the development of their websites. He emphasized that he will spare no effort in supporting them to develop and enhance their websites. Correspondingly, the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Dr. Salem Alayani thanked the Rector for his continuous support and follow-up on the technical transformation in the University. Dr. Alelyani also related that the Rector maintains that the key role of the colleges and their employees in enriching the content of their websites and raising the ranking of the University are of utmost importance. In like manner, the CIO didn’t forget to appreciate the remarkable efforts completed by the entities involved who made a great impact on the success of their websites in particular, and on the success of the University main website in general. Within the activities of the meeting, the e-learning department of the University presented a workshop on the KKUx platform. During the workshop, coordinators from different departments and faculties of the University were trained in cooperation with the IT department. They were trained on the new environment of their websites with different content types and the procedures for managing their websites. Following after, there was a brief explanation from the Help Desk department and how to communicate via 8000, in addition to another detailed explanation of the service of mySITE and e-Prints.  All of the attendees were urged to activate these services by training their respective colleagues on how to properly interact and utilize the aforementioned platforms. Furthermore, an informational session was presented where IT ambassadors learned how they could improve the global visibility of their website through search engines, followed by an open discussion to answer the attendees’ questions. At the end of the meeting, the Rector honored the distinguished representatives in several categories, based on the evaluation carried out by a specialized team from the General Directorate of Information Technology according to the following criteria: General appearance (image selection and content formatting) Frequency of Content Posts Coordination of the sitemap and content arrangement Content enrichment Link integrity User browsing experience Keyword variety Linguistic accuracy Website Content Translation Coordinator cooperation with the General Directorate of Information Technology Evaluation Results Section 1: Number of Published Researches and Activation of Personal Sites College of Pharmacy: The largest number of published papers. Community College for Girls in Abha: The largest number in the activation of personal sites. Section 2: Best Researcher on the Online Research Repository First Place: Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine Second Place: Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy Third Place: Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry Section 3: Best Personal Websites First Place: Dr. Ali bin Saeed Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine Second Place: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mari Jubran Al-Qahtani, Professor at the Faculty of Education Third Place: Mona Mohammed Mujahid Al-Basiouni, Professor at the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Mahail Aseer Fourth Place: Alwaleed Hasan Ali Musallam, Professor at the Faculty of Science and Arts for Boys, Mahail Aseer Fifth Place: Nawal Gharman Abdullah Al-Omari, Faculty of Science and Arts for Girls in Ahd Rufaidah Sixth Place: Mohammed Yahya Ali Al-Sorour, an employee in the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Khamis Mushait Seventh Place: Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim Ismail, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering Eighth Place: Amira Hassan Gibran Qaradi, a Student at the Community College for Girls in Abha Ninth Place: Nawal Abdullah Ali Abu Ashi, a Lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Arts for girls Khamis Mushait Tenth Place: Prof. Abdul Aziz bin Omar Al-Consul, Professor in the Faculty of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion Section 4: Best Sites of Deanships, Departments, and Centers First Place: Deanship of e-learning Second Place: Deanship of Academic Development and Quality Third Place: Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs Fourth Place: Admission and Registration Deanship Fifth Place: Institute of Research and Consultancy Studies Section 5: Best Faculty Websites First Place: Lila Ali Maeed Al-Shamrani, Community College for Girls in Abha Second Place: Jihan Abdulrahman Sadeq, College of Science and Arts for Girls, Khamis Mushait Third Place: Dr. Amir Mohammed Kessentini, College of Engineering Fourth Place: Mohammed Mabasher Hazza Al Asmari, Faculty of Computer Science Fifth Place: Dr. Mourad Fathi Ibrahim Mustafa, Faculty of Science
HRH Prince Mansour Gave His Undivided Attention to the University His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, expressed on behalf of himself and all University staff, his sincerest condolences to His Royal Majesty, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, to His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, to Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz, and to the Governor of the Aseer Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid on the tremendous loss of His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Muqrin and all of his companions. They had a helicopter crash yesterday evening while conducting their national duty. Rector Al-Solamy said, “ We can’t say nothing more than to ask Allah to bestow mercy and forgiveness on the dead.” He further highlighted the role that was played by HRH Prince Mansour who was the Deputy Governor of the Aseer Region. Prince Mansour gave his undivided attention to King Khalid University. Recently, he visited the University City and sponsored the Book Fair. Furthermore, HRH Prince Mansour was an instrumental voice of support for the University to all relevant stakeholders in the Kingdom.   Al-Solamy concluded his speech confirming that the country lost one of its promising leaders who was qualified and performed his duty eagerly. “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return,” he concluded.    
The General Directorate of Information Technology (IT) of King Khalid University has recently provided, in partnership with the International Company “On the Hub,” a new service called myApps. It is a platform which provides specialized academic software. The new service is available for the employees of the University and can be accessed from the following link: In details, the “myApps” platform offers free academic office programs for students in order to facilitate the learning process, to reduce educational program costs, to improve learning outcomes, and to eliminate the use of hacking software. The platform addresses a wide variety of student needs such as operating systems, office programs, analysis, programming and design programs, including the essential office and academic programs such as SPSS, MATLAB, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, WinRAR, and the Windows 10 operating systems. The platform also provides general programs such as operating systems and office programs at a nominal price for staff and faculty members. This would contribute to creating a productive work environment and reducing the costs of programs and tools while raising quality. The myApps platform opens its doors to those researchers and academicians who are interested in scientific research fields by providing them free with statistical programs such as SPSS to facilitate accurate statistical analysis and results that contribute to enriching scientific fields in various aspects. The platform varies based on the academic group and the necessary programs. The platform includes general programs such as operating systems, Microsoft Office, and specialized applications for academic purposes such as design, programming, and analysis. It also provides access to the programs according to the student's curriculum plan, which is integrated with other academic systems in the university. In brief, the myApps platform is a distinguished service that provides a unique experience for students in obtaining the needs of their academic program with ease. It is expected, God willing, to add more academic programs to the platform to include all the specialized academic programs that students need over the course of their study.
With the aid of the Deanship of Student Affairs and the Amadah Agency for Student Affairs, the Misk Club held the Faculty of Science and Arts in Al-Khamis for Girls in Abha on the occasion of National Day and receiving the latest developments on Wednesday 1439/1/14 From the 10.00 to the 12.00 on the college theater in the presence of the students the latest developments were the paragraphs of the ceremony as follows: Video of the National Day and the introduction .. The Koran and the Royal Peace and national song of the Agency and the poverty put a stamp to the country where the Dean and distinguished guests of the Agency and the school put their silence on the board of the Kingdom and followed This is the participation of the students of the Echo Sada el Abdaa School with an inspirational song and a welcome song and then the words of Brigadier Dr. Sarra and his poem on the wall of the homeland and its poor. Welcome Departments for Students Updates Islamic Studies Department, Arabic Language Section, English Language Department and Computer Department Automatic and False .. Tips for new students This has been participating agency of those who attended a. Aisha and Soad, along with the distribution of gifts  Pioneer Activity / Maryam Jubran Media coordinator / Koot