College of Education for the Preparation of Female Teachers
Year of establishment: 1399 AH
By virtue of the directives of the late Custodian of the Holy Shrines, King Fahd Bin Abd Al-Aziz and the crown prince H.H. Prince Sultan Bin Abd Al-Aziz, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia paid special regard to the expansion of education in general and the education of girls in particular. It aims at coping with the wise educational policy based on a strategy that achieves both qualitative and quantitative interaction and cooperation. The Kingdom also paid due regard to the development of education in order to cope with the objectives for which the Saudi society is remarkable as to its makeup, capabilities and potentialities. It sought diligently to find the best means of preparing girls to assume their responsibilities in light of the right concepts and credible knowledge. In addition, ambitious girls are provided with access to education fields in light of their capabilities to obtain academic university degrees.
Based on this, The General Secretariat for Girls' Education inaugurated the intermediate colleges in 1399 AH, by virtue of the letter of H.H. Minister of Defense and the General Inspector and the Deputy Chairman of the Higher Policy Committee of Education, attached with resolutions no. 71 issued on 28\4\1399 AH and no. 84 issued on 13\6\1399 AH. The resolutions included the approval on establishing intermediate colleges in a number of Saudi cities. At the beginning of the academic year 1402\1403, the intermediate college in Holy Mecca whose management was affiliated to the management of The General Secretariat for Girls' Education in Holy Mecca.
Study included the following specializations:
1- The Holy Qur'an and Islamic studies.
2- Arabic language and social sciences.
3- Science and mathematics.
4- Domestic economy and art education.
In 1409, a resolution was issued for the inauguration of the department of رياض الأطفال and first session of primary education. Study lasts for two years after which a female graduate is awarded the diploma of intermediate college. The intermediate college has graduated 13 classes of all specializations.
In 1415, the college was transformed into a developed one, by virtue of resolution no. 1\1615 issued on 18\12\1414 AH. The new college was named "the college of preparing primary stage female teachers" with the same specializations as the foregoing college. Then a resolution was issued for the inauguration of the department membership at the college in 1423 AH in the two specializations of Islamic studies and Arabic language and social sciences. Then the college was transformed from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Higher Education, in response to the royal decree no. 3382\M dated 28\4\1427 AH, which approved the decision of the ministerial committee for administrative organization to move all the college of the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Higher Education.
Dean of the college: Dr. Sawsan Bint Abdul Hamid Kousah.
Deputy: Dr. Hanan Bint Saad Saed Al- Saeidi.
Deputy of the college for the affairs of regular students: Dr. Khadijah Bint Mohamed Hussein Al-Pakistani.
Deputy of the college for affiliation affairs: Dr. Abeir Bint Mohamed Al Sabban.
- Developing the doctrine of loyalty to Allah alone, deepening the Islamic creed and qualifying female students to become well-behaved.
- Encouraging students' passion for scientific research, love for reading, knowledgeably and constructive argument, to help a girl become a successful housewife, ideal wife, good mother, influential scholar and competent founder of generations that contributes her ideas, efforts and knowledge for the development of the Saudi society at scientific, educational, social, cultural and professional levels, in a way that goes in line with her nature.
- Providing access to university study for Saudi female students inside the Kingdom and giving the opportunity for non-Saudis with Saudi mothers as long as this is possible.
- Bridging between female students and the Islamic heritage and seeking to revive the Islamic civilization, identify its leaders and influential figures as well as take benefit from human knowledge in general.