RIYADH: The Ministry of Schooling is presently engaged on a plan to draw prestigious international universities to open their branches within the Kingdom. That is in accordance with the directives aimed toward profiting from the programs of the premier worldwide universities by younger Saudi women and men.

This comes throughout the framework of the federal government’s keenness to offer superior and world class schooling, maintaining tempo with the renaissance witnessed by the Kingdom in numerous fields, in a means that fulfills aspirations of individuals and retains tempo with the employment market reforms, the Saudi Gazette reported.

There are provisions within the new College Legislation to permit the College Affairs Council to suggest approval of the institution or abolition or merger of universities and their branches, personal faculties and branches of international universities, and submit the suggestions to the Council of Ministers for approval.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman had authorized the formation of College Affairs Council in February final 12 months following the issuance of the brand new College Legislation by the Cupboard in November 2019.

Crucial duties of the College Affairs Council embrace approval of insurance policies and methods for college schooling; approving and supervising rules for universities, personal faculties, and branches of international universities; approving monetary, administrative, and educational rules for universities.

The duties additionally embrace approval of the college’s self-investment and income rules; approving the rules governing the acceptance of donations, presents, bequests, and the mechanism for spending thereof; approval of the rules governing the administration of endowments in universities in coordination with the Basic Authority of Awqaf.

Extra duties of the Council embrace approving the rules governing science societies, analysis chairs, and analysis, innovation and entrepreneurship centres in universities; approval of the rules for establishing science museums in universities in coordination with the related authorities; approval of the rules governing scholar funds in universities; governance and analysis of universities’ educational, administrative and monetary efficiency.

The Council duties included approving the principles for nominating college presidents; recommending approval for the institution, abolition and merger of universities and their branches, personal faculties and branches of international universities; approving the institution of schools, deanships, institutes, centres and scientific departments, or merging them, abolishing them, or altering their names.


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