Praise be to Allah first and foremost, and thanks are due to Him at all times. And blessings and peace be upon the most honorable of creation, our master and Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions, till the Day of Judgment. To commence:
The launch of the Saudi Vision 2030 marks a transition to a new stage of development and economic work. The issuance of the new universities law also marks a continuation of the process of developing higher education in the Saudi Kingdom, and a culmination of the efforts and interest of the wise leadership, may Allah protect them, to maximize the contributions of Saudi universities in achieving the economic development of society.
The keenness and interest of the President of Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Moaddi bin Muhammad Aal Madh-hab, by responding to the directives of the wise leadership, may Allah support them, and the continuous follow-up of His Excellency the University Vice President for Educational Affairs, Dr. Amer bin Awwad bin Awwad Al-Zaidi, are reflected in the plans and directions of the Deanship of the Joint First Year at Umm Al-Qura University, which made the training of students, providing them with the required scientific and practical competencies and experiences, a top priority. This will ensure their readiness to succeed in the university specialization with distinction, Allah willing.
My colleagues of academic staff members … The deanship seeks your effective contributions in achieving the highest levels of quality and implementing the university’s directives to provide an excellent educational environment that places the highest priority on achieving the interests of the male and female students.
To the administrative staff and technicians, the deanship looks forward to your sincere efforts, your qualitative initiatives and your tireless work to raise the deanship and achieve its goals in a way that reflects professionalism at work and gives the mental image expected of the deanship and its employees.
To our male and female students, I invite you to be ready to shoulder the responsibility as students and as citizens whom Allah has honored by belonging to this generous nation and this blessed university. You should consider this a religious, national and moral duty. I also invite you to do your utmost because you represent the bright future on which the nation depends for its present and future.
And I pray to Allah, the Almighty, to bless us with sincerity in speech and action, to help us to fulfill the duty towards science and its students, and to guide us in the course of elevating this deanship to reach the desired goals.
Dr. Waheeb bin Dakhilullah Muhammad Al-Harbi