Dr. Abdullah bin Omar Bafeel, President of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), launched the unified curriculum for the Holy Quran courses (101, 201, 301, and 401) that is characterized by its formulation according to quality standards. Moreover, the unified curriculum takes into account the patterns of learning, contains pictures and other methods that make it easier to the student to understand the courses and learn their details and vocabulary. This was in the presence of Dr. Faisal bin Jamil Al-Ghazawi, dean of the College of Dawa "Islamic Call" and Fundamentals of Religions; Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Farih, head of Readings Department; Dr. Ahmed bin Ali Al-Harisi, secretary of the Readings Department; and Dr. Omar bin Khalifa Al-Shayji, advisor to Ejada Office at the Institute of Research and Consulting Studies, at HE office in Al-Abediya campus.
Dr. Faisal Al-Ghazawi said that he is following up the development movement that UQU witnesses in its academic environment and educational programs; whereas the College of Dawa and Fundamentals of Religion has updated its courses, and facilitated the access of information to its recipients by the latest educational means. He added that the aim of unifying the Holy Quran curriculum to all UQU students is to make it easier to the student to receive the rules of the Holy Quran recitation.
He, also, emphasized that through this curriculum a delicate scientific planning that combines the ease of phrases, clarity of the word and the accuracy of the presentation of the course material, and good order and tabulation, referring that these courses are characterized by appending each section with various examples and exercises through which the student's understanding can be measured and how far they benefit from these courses. This, also, enables the professor of the course, through these innovative methods, to communicate the information to the student, and engage with them in the practical application to suit his educational level, which contributes to the understanding of the rules of recitation and learning them easily. Dr. Al-Ghazawi concluded his words by appreciating the support and guidance of Dr. Abdullah bin Omar for the different activities and programs of the College.
In turn, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Farih said that the Department of Readings adopted the development of the Holy Quran courses (required generally) to UQU students. These courses were characterized by the development of some of the questions and exercises that help to memorize the scientific material, in order to improve the level of students, and to master the skills of reading and memorizing the Holy Quran.
Al-Farih explained that the curriculum has a presentation for the period of study, the design of practical exercises, important introductions to the virtues of teaching and learning the Holy Quran, the definition of the student details of the course, and the provision of information through several methods, taking into account the quality standards, pointing out that the curriculum to be delivered to the student was tested.
HE Dr. Bafeel approved this initiative in the Holy Quran curriculum and its sciences; lauding the support of the wise leadership- May Allah saves them-to the educational process and its academic research environment. He added that the university, through its strategic plan, witnesses a comprehensive development movement in all fields, endeavoring to continue its series work to be a pioneer in its various programs and activities, in line with the Kingdom vision 2030.