President of Umm Al-Qura University Dr. Bakri bin M'atooq bin Bakri Assas has ordered increasing financial incentives of the participants in the summer training program in its second version organized by of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurships at Wadi Makkah from SR 1000 to SR 2000 for each trainee per month in addition to paying an excellence incentive of SR 1000 during the training period scheduled for two months from Shawal 8 to Dhul-Hijjah 2, 1438 H corresponding July 2 to August 24, 2017.
This came while he was reviewing details and phases of the summer program and listeing to the presentation made by the program supervisor Dr. Abdullah Morad in the presence of UQU Vice President for Academic Development and Community Service, who serves also as the acting UQU Vice President for Business and Innovation Dr. Hani Osman Ghazi, CEO of Wadi Makkah Dr. Faisal bin Ahmed Al-Alaf, Dean of Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dr. Wadee Barqawi and the Head of Intellectual Property Office at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dr. Muaffaq bin Mohamed bin Ahmed Oreijah.
Meanwhile, Dr. Assass stressed that increasing financial incentives for the Saudi universities students participating in the summer training program in its second version comes as part of the keenness and attention paid to students to participate in the program and boost their innovative and creative capacities in addition to motivating them to become national entrepreneurs with the ability to develop the nation. He added that Umm Al-Qura University saves no effort to harness all its scientific, human and physical capabilities for the sake of the nation and the citizen.
For his part, UQU Vice President for Academic Development and Community Service Dr. Hani bin Osman Ghazi praised keenness of UQU President Dr. Bakri Assas and his permanent encouragement to the students besides providing them with the financial and moral incentives to serve their country and nation.
It should be mentioned here that the Supervisor of the Program Dr. Abdullah Morad reviewed different phases of the summer training program for Saudi universities students in its second version, explaining that 60 out of 482 students representing 15 Saudi universities including UQU and the Islamic University in Malaysia, were given the approval to join the program.
He indicated that the program is intended to hone technical and entrepreneurship skills required by entrepreneurs besides introducing the latest technologies used in the fields of programming, modeling, design and marketing.