Praises be to God, and peace and blessings be upon our master Muhammad, the noblest of prophets and messengers, and upon his household and companions.
To my dear Umm Al-Qura University Joint First Year students, Al-Leith and Al-Qunfudhah campuses: Thanks to God and then to the efforts of its honorable leaders, our country possesses capacities, energies, talents, and ideas. And it possesses vivacious, vigorous youth. It is you, young people, who are our true investment, to be an apparatus for the homeland in order to build the future in accordance with the system of creativity, innovation, leadership, and distinction.
The Deanship of Joint First Year at Umm Al-Qura University has been keen on offering the best educational curricula, courses of study, and student activities. It is also keen on always providing all that is new. That is through periodically reviewing such curricula, programs, and activities to give our cherished students access to the latest trends available globally in light of the concepts of quality and academic accreditation.
This is through a clear vision, mission, objectives, and strategy that work on upgrading performance as well as improving the efficiency of Umm Al-Qura University Joint First Year graduates and developing their skills based on the requirements of their university studies. That is along with instilling the concepts of belonging and citizenship inside of all students and building a well-balanced person participating in society’s progress and prosperity.
Dr. Bandar Muhammad Hamad Al-Shawi
Vice Dean of the Joint First Year for Branches