The President of Umm Al-Qura University, Bakri bin Maatouk Assass, headed on Tuesday the first session of the Scientific Council at the University during the new academic year 1438/1439AH, which was held at the university’s headquarters in Azizeyah. The session was held in the presence of the Vice President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Reseasrch, Dr. Thamir bin Himdan Al-Harby, and the Secretary General of the Council, Dr. Moraiy Al-Shahri, in addition to members of the council.
UQU President started the session with a message in which he congratulated everybody on the occasion of starting the academic year 1438/1439AH, wishing them a year filled with rewards and persistence. He emphasized that the council is a safety valve and a moving engine of the scientific, educational, and research process as well as the organization of the academic affairs of faculty members and anyone in a similar position in the university, which in turn puts great responsibility on the the members of the council that everyone must be aware of.
He highlighted the steps taken by UQU in different scientific, educational and research fields as a result of the generous support it received and continues to receive from the concerned individuals, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the Crown Prince. UQU also receives continuous follow-up from the Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, in addition to continuous solidarity and direction from the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed bin Eissa, all with the aim of making UQU one of the leading universities.
Dr. Assaass addressed the requirements of this new phase for universities, encouraging council members to keep up with the pace of these requirements and work hard to achieve the desired objectives for UQU's Scientific Council. Afterwards, the council looked into the issues put forward for discussion within the business schedule.