The UQU Vice President for Educational Affairs, Prof. Amir bin Awad Al-Zaidi, launched the Sheikh Abdullah Al-Rajhi Center for Student Training at the Charitable Fund to support the scholarship programs at the Institute of Arabic Language for Non-Native Speakers. The event took place in the presence of the Chief Executive Officer of the Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi Foundation, Mr. Walid Al-Omaran, and the chairman and board members of the Charitable Fund for the scholarship students affiliated to the institute.
Dr. Amir Al-Zaidi clarified that the inauguration of the center proves the care given by Umm Al-Qura University to its scholarship students. This also reveals how the university supports the students to form their scientific and educational characters under the umbrella of the Charitable Fund, which has assumed the responsibility of investing energies and minds in such qualitative and strategic projects that are supported by the UQU administration until they are successful.
The Executive Director of the Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi Foundation, Walid Omran, expressed his happiness with these remarkable partnerships and added that the foundation welcomes such initiatives and qualitative programs which aim to qualify and care for the scholarship students.
The Dean of the Institute of Arabic Language and Non-Native Speakers, Dr. Hasan Bukhari, asserted that the center comes as an extension to the strategic partnerships established by the Charitable Fund with the funding institutions to support the scholarship programs. These institutions aim to qualify the scholarship students and develop their abilities in order to enable them to fulfill their objectives after they complete their studies and return to their country. This has been implemented according to the regulations for the admission of non-Saudi scholarship students to the higher education institutions.
Dr. Hasan Bukhari said that the center includes a training hall that accommodates sixty trainees as well as another two training halls that accommodate twenty-five trainees and provides supportive services. Dr. Hasan added that the center has been equipped with the latest educational aids and tools, thereby creating a professional training environment that contributes to holding training and skill-raising programs offered by the Charitable Fund to the UQU scholarship students throughout the academic year.