His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and to his trustworthy Crown Prince, may Allah protect them, for their keen interest in and support of the education process, both the general and university sections.
His Excellency the UQU President praised the decisions that were taken during the Council of Ministers, which was held through video conference and was headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, may Allah support him. The decisions included: 1) the amendment of the article related to the disbursement of the end-of-service gratuity for those who have completed 20 years of service as a member of the academic staff in Saudi universities, excluding the specific cases stated in the decision, and 2) the adoption of the Unified Saudi Classification for Educational Levels and Specializations. His Excellency the UQU President regarded this step as evidence of the rational leadership’s keenness and interest, may Allah grant them success, in education, both general and university education. It also revealed the great support and encouragement given to academics, including university academic staff members and general education personnel. Moreover, the UQU President expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al Al-Sheikh, and His Excellency the Deputy Minister for Universities, Dr. Muhammad Al-Sudairi, for their constant support, follow-up and backing for the university education, as well as the motivation of the employees in both sectors in a way that will benefit them. This will enable them to perform their scientific, educational and research roles in the service of their country and society.
His Excellency congratulated the academic staff members at Umm Al-Qura University and the Saudi universities, which are spread across the country, for this great decision. The decision will give them a push forward towards improving the education process and its outcomes, and will reflect positively on their efforts in the long run.