Ministry of Health, Asir Emirate, Intellectual Awareness Unit, and Abha Literary Club Launch COVID-19 Webinar

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center

Under the patronage of His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, the Intellectual Awareness Unit, on 25 June 2020, in cooperation with the COVID-19 Crisis Management Team in the Emirate of Asir and Abha Literary Club, the university launched an online awareness meeting with Ministry of Health Spokesperson, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdali, entitled "The Summer and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Tips and Directions."

Dean of the Arts and Sciences College, Dr. Mesfir Alwadi, directed the meeting in which he discussed different axes of prevention. He provided advice and directions on how to deal with COVID-19 in the summer. "The Ministry, through its media and press conferences, was clear in its statements believing that honesty creates awareness and raises the level of trust with the public. I praise the awareness of both citizens and residents," concluded Dean Alwadi. The meeting included a number of important interactions, such as Dr. Ali Al-Shaabi, where he praised the government efforts in limiting the spread of the COVID-19.

Dean of the Community College in Khamis Mushait, Dr. Ahmed Al-Muraee, who is also the Head of Abha Literary Club, praised the level that the Ministry of Health exhibited in managing the COVID-19 crisis. He noted the great success of accurate media reporting.

"For the next stage of the pandemic, I would suggest adding two media programs that will help the community to deal with COVID-19 and promoting the culture of preventive behaviors. The first suggested program is an educational awareness clip to explain to the community how to live with caution in all circumstances. The second suggested program is a regular meeting once or twice a week to review the global medical developments about COVID-19, the new discoveries, the virus changes, it's potential or evolution, the incorrect rumors, and fears, and simplifying the medical information to educate people about the virus," concluded Dean Al-Muraee.

University Spokesperson Dr. Mufleh Al-Qahtani — who also serves as the general supervisor of the General Administration of Media and Relations — emphasized that the Ministry of Health's consistent communication strategy prevented any communication gaps. He also referred to the role of King Saud University, King Khalid University, and other universities in creating media programs for non-media specialists. Dr. Al-Qahtani praised the Ministry of Health's ability to balance the media between news and awareness.

The meeting also involved a presentation of Dr. Siham Al Haider, Dean of College of Sciences, Arts and Society in Rijal Alma, and Dr. Aida Al-Qarni, Dean of the College of Nursing in Abha, where they are talking about the roles fulfilled by the family unit and the Ministry of Health. They praised the efforts of the Kingdom's leadership alongside societal awareness and compliance.

Source: KKU - Media Center His Excellency, the University President, Prof. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Sulami, sponsored the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Charitable Foundation for Orphans Care (Ekhaa) Asir branch.  Vice President of Business and Knowledge Economy, Prof. Abdullatif bin Ibrahim Al Hedaithy, represented the University in signing the agreement, while Ekhaa Foundation was represented by Prof. Saleh bin Khalif Al Dahmashi, Secretary General of the Charitable Foundation for Orphans Care (Ekhaa), and Consultant of His Excellency the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.  Al Hedaithy, explained that the agreement includes cooperation in the following areas: organizing academic, educational and entertaining programs and events for orphans, working on easing the procedures of accepting orphans to the university academic programs, in accordance to the Deanship of Admission regulations and conditions.  The agreement also includes supporting orphans psychologically and socially by cooperating with the Guidance and Consultation Center at the University, through supporting talented orphan students, and offering training courses. In addition to offering medical care through the university's dental clinics and medical centers. 
Source: King Khalid University, Media Center King Khalid University participated in the 24th  GCC “Community service Deanships and colleges committee  meeting , which was hosted  by Taibah University virtually.  The university also participated in the 36th National  meeting for the Deans of the Community service deanships committee on Wednesday and which was under the patronage of His Excellency Taibah University President Prof. Abdulaziz Alserani under the slogan “Sustainable development and prosperous society. It's worth noting that Prof Omar Alwan Agheel represented King Khalid University in the meeting. 
Source: King Khalid University, Media Center On behalf of His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, His Excellency King Khalid University President, Prof. Faleh bin Raja Allah Al Solami, chaired the sixth university council, today Wednesday the 30th of December 2020 , which was held virtually in the presence of the His Excellency the Secretary General of the Council of Universities Affairs, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saleh and the council members. The University Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Post Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad bin Muhammad bin Dajam, explained that the council discussed a variety of topics, and approved the following: -  The restructure  of university departments and programs , which included the recommendation to establish a number of colleges and scientific departments at the university and in the Tihama branch and submitting them to the University Affairs Council. - The approval of  a master's program in management information systems (fee-demand ) in the Department of Management Information Systems in the College of Business. -  The restructure of the editorial board of the University Journal of Linguistic Studies.
Source: King Khalid University, Media Center His Excellency the University President, Falleh bin Rajaa Allah Alsolami, met the new General Manager of the Ministry of Transport in Asir, Eng. Abdullah bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, in his office in the university city. Upon his arrival  His Excellency the University President thanked Eng. Al-Ghamdi for the visit, and congratulated him on new assignment, wishing him success in serving the region and the country. During the meeting, the two parties discussed  joint projects and road network linking Al-Faraa University City,  they also discussed the plan to achieve our wise  leadership’s vision  and  His Highness, the region’s governor plan , to overcome difficulties and  to encourage collaboration between government agencies.
Source: KKU - Media Center The Administrative Development Department at King Khalid University, held a number of training courses and programs targeting university members, during the first semester of 1442 AH, a number of training courses were held in coordination with the Institute of Public Administration and the General Court of Audit.  The Dean of Human Resources Deanship Dr. Ali Al Olayani, explained that these training courses and programs are part of the Deanship's efforts to enhance the work performance of university members, to achieve the Deanship's mission of efficient and innovative management and development of human resources, by investing distinguished capabilities, in line with best practices. On his part, the Director of the Administrative Development Department, Prof. Ali bin Saleh Al Dumaih, said that an estimate of 2188 university members benefited from these training courses. These training courses are important to develop the skills and potentials of university employees in areas that include, risk management assessment, professional skills in work procedures, monitoring skills, content analysis in social networks, facility management, leadership skills, achieving excellence in strategies implementation in universities, improving the financial performance during crises, change management, risk-based audit, performance control, governmental accounting, practicing internal auditing in government agencies.