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Al-Qunfudhah Campus holds ‘A Nation's Vision’ seminar in celebration of the National Day

General News - Male Section
Added on - 2016/10/04  |  اخر تعديل - 2016/10/04

Al-Qunfudhah Campus held a seminar entitled "A Nation's Vision" as a continuation of the faculty's celebrations of KSA 86th National Day on Tuesday, 3/1/1438H.

The symposium was presented by the Arabic language Department Associate Professor Dr. Abdulla Banakib, Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al-Eissi, Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Professor Muhammad bin Ali Idris Al-Kanani, Director of the Practical Education Unit, Education Department.

The seminar is divided into two axes; first axis: The foundation era of KSA, where Dr. Ali bin Masoud El-Eissa accounted historically for the foundation era and the efforts made by the rulers through the ages for the unification of the Kingdom, and the development of education, health, industry and agriculture sectors in every era, as well as expanding the two Holy Mosques.

The second axis dealt with Vision 2030, a philosophical overview: where Professor Muhammad bin Ali Idris Al-Kanani explained that the main points of the Vision are creating the world's largest investment fund, privatization by converting the oil giant to "global industrial conglomerates, new industries: work on developing industries, technology and local mining and increasing non-oil revenues, provide more jobs: where the plan aims to reduce unemployment to 7 percent from 11.6 percent. Religious tourism: working to increase the numbers of pilgrims and Umrah pilgrims.

He pointed out the importance of the Vision as a huge event that the world press, as well as international economic analysts and senior politicians pointed to its uniqueness; indicating the benefits the country would gain through that vision that seeks to not rely on petroleum resources as a single source for the local economy.

The seminar was concluded by an intervention from Al-Qunfudhah campus dean Dr. Hashim bin Ahmed Alsamdani, stressing the efforts made by the late founder King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud to unite the Kingdom, noting the efforts and plans that the rulers sought to achieve through the ages, and that the Vision 2030 is a continuation and an extension of the ongoing efforts to develop the Kingdom and advance it.

His Excellency also referred to the role of the University community and faculty staff in introducing the Vision and instilling its basics within our students and motivating them to personal and social interaction with the Vision of the Kingdom, as the student and citizen are the target and the basis for this vision.