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.    


News Tags: 
Source: kku - media center His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, signed a consultant service contract for a period of two years with Arab Open University (AOU). His Excellency Arab Open University Rector, Dr. Ali bin Mohammad Al-Shahrani, represented AOU alongside a delegation of internal senior leadership. In his speech, Dr. Abdul Latif Al-Hadithi, Dean of the Institute of Research and Consultations, said that the University seeks a productive and serious cooperation between the two sides in a number of fields, which will include the services of the Scientific Council at King Khalid University in the promotion and recruitment of candidates and faculty members for Arab Open University. Dean Al-Hadithi added that the partnership would enhance the quality and development of education in the region, which will receive an Arab Open University campus in the near future.
Source: kku - media center Saudization is a Priority King Khalid University's spokesperson, Dr. Abdullah Hammid, responded to the Editor-in-Chief of Okaz Newspaper in a statement released to the public. "Referring to the story – 129 Visa’s for King Khalid University: Saudi Universities Recruit More Third World Country Teachers – published under your supervision on Saturday the 21st of Dhu'l-Hijjah, we would like to clarify to you and your readers, that it is a King Khalid University priority to hire qualified Saudi candidates who meet the required standards and regulations. We announced employment vacancies five times before seeking to address vacant positions. All applicable standards and employment regulations were adhered to when recently appointing 82 new faculty members from both genders in different colleges. 230 employee contracts of foreign employees were not renewed last year, and we will continue the process of hiring Saudi nationals," Hammid began. "Due to the urgent need to fill vacancies coupled with rapid student population growth, which has reached more than 60,000 students in 29 colleges distributed across numerous cities and towns of the Asir Region, the University needed to recruit faculty members from different countries. This was especially the case in the women's colleges in order to increase face-to-face teaching capabilities instead of having male faculty members lecture in educational studios. All standards were followed in alignment with employment regulations and a committee that ensured the qualification of candidates. It is not a matter of nationality; it is a matter of qualifications even if recruited from 1st world countries." Hammid went on to thoroughly explain that the employment process was not limited to a specific nationality or country. He refuted the "baseless accusations" intimated about the quality of education. "The University is eager to ensure a world-class education is provided to our students in both the bachelor and postgraduate programs. I look forward to your eagerness in ensuring legitimate information is published. May Allah guide and protect you," the statement concluded.
Source: kku - media center The University has recently organized the National Photography Competition with a "Saudi in a Picture" theme. 60,000 riyals will be distributed to the top 5 competitors in all divisions, which include press photography and professional photography. Commenting on the competition, which is part of the University's Saudi National Day Activities, Competition Technical Manager, Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Marzooq, explained that the competition aims to evoke a sense of nationalism and belonging among the faculty, staff, and students by celebrating the best imagery and photographers in the Kingdom for their creativity. He emphasized that this competition is unique in its size and influence and therefore further collaboration with related committees and associations are needed to initiate similar competitions and art events. The competition will be accompanied by a gallery that will display the work of the participating contestants, in addition to lectures, activities and a special edition booklet. Professional photographers from the national and international settings will be included as honorary guests and will display their work alongside contestant submissions. National Photography Competition 2018 is open to photographers from around the Kingdom. Each contestant is allowed to submit 3 original pieces of work. The last day for submissions is 1/1/1440 AH. For more details, click on the following link
Source :kku - media center Based on strategic planning methods and a clear long-term vision, King Khalid University has completed the appointment of twenty-six associate professors and promoted fifty-six postgraduates to the rank of lecturer who are currently continuing their doctoral studies. The University will continue its recruitment plan to attract the brightest minds in the Kingdom aligned with Vision 2030 that will contribute to the Saudization of academic faculty in the University. His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, confirmed that the University embodies Vision 2030 in terms of supporting Saudization among faculty and staff. Rector Al-Solamy echoed HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's call to invest in the most important and cherished asset the Kingdom holds -- the youth. He explained that the strength of the Kingdom's universities is inextricably linked to the youth in the transition to a knowledge-based economy, which is largely based on the skills and competencies of our children.
Source: kku - media center King Khalid University represented by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration announced the enrollment of more than 13K students for the upcoming academic year. Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsin Al-Qarni, confirmed that King Khalid University devoted all efforts to provide a streamlined admission process from the admission application form to the issuance of the university identification cards. The admission process was 100% electronic, which offered a fair chance to all applicants through standard requirements and conditions. The admission process consisted of three stages: 6435 students were accepted in the first stage, 2934 students were accepted in the second stage, and 3878 students were accepted in the third stage. Dean Al-Qarni highlighted that a set of conditions stipulated by the University Council were applied during the admission period, which is in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education, noting that the admission for this year witnessed remarkable student performance percentages. This was complemented by a firm intention to match student preferences to vacant seats using proprietary software. The newly implemented software is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and provided 2K students the opportunity to change their majors based on availability