Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

President Orders Establishment of UQU's Vision Realization Office




President of Umm Al Qura University (UQU) Dr. Bakri Bin M'atoog Bin Bakri Assas has issued an administrative order.

Advisor to UQU President, Mr. Essam bin Hassan Marqoushi said that Dr. Assas' decision is part of the university's efforts to achieve goals of the comprehensive development and to bolster progress to achieve objectives, vision and mission in a bid to lead the field with unique programs and activities under the umbrella of the Saudi Vision 2030.

Also, he adds, the university is willing to coordinate efforts according to the National Transformation Program 2020 for the education sector in order to improve its quality as per strategies set to meet the requirements of development and achieve the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030.

 In his decision, the President has ordered that:

First: To establish a unit under the name: The Vision Realization Office (VRO);

Second: The VRO shall directly report to Vice-President for Academic Development and Community Service;

Third: The Vice-President for Academic Development and Community Service shall supervise work at the VRO;

Fourth: Dean of University Development and Quality shall chair the office and be named the liaison officer who would maintain a contact channel with the Ministry of Education in terms of the Saudi Vision 2030 and the Saudi National Transformation Program 2020;

Fifth: The VRO is tasked with duties related to the Saudi Vision 2030 and the Transformation Program 2020 as follows:

  1. To fully coordinate and communicate with the counterpart's office at the Ministry of Education concerning the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020;
  2. To encourage colleges, institutes, deanships, centers and departments alongside all other units at the university to adopt initiatives envisaged to achieve goals of the Saudi Vision 2030;
  3. To provide support for departments and units contributing to these initiatives in order to file reports to president on performance obstacles (if any) and suggested solution;
  4. To prepare a governance plan for initiatives and the related duties and responsibilities;
  5. To merge all expected initiatives and programs under the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 into the UQU's strategy in coordination with the Strategic Planning Unit at the Vice-Presidency for Academic Development and Community Service and the Executive Office of Afaaq Plan;
  6. To follow up the implementation of initiatives, programs and projects approved under the National Transformation Program 2020 in terms of education with support of the Ministry of Education and to file reports with the same to the University President;
  7. To set an annual operation plan for initiatives and the related budgets;
  8. To prepare periodic reports on performance of initiatives, programs, projects and key performance indicators (KPI); and
  9. To provide training and technical support needed by the academic and administrative units in order to achieve goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 depending on the UQU's strategy and in cooperation with the Administrative Development Unit.

Sixth: The decision shall be valid as of: Jumada al-Thani 08, 1438H.

Dr. Assas asked Allah to help them meet the requirements of their duties and play a role in achieving the UQU's objectives.

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