2003 News Story

King Fahd approves higher education resolutions

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz has approved a number of resolutions adopted by the council of higher education. Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Al-Anqari reports that these include overseas scholarships for outstanding Saudi students, and scholarships for excelling students from a number of Muslim countries in specializations like medicine, engineering, and applied sciences in the fields of nursing, hospital management, laboratories, electronics and meteorology. The resolutions also include the setting up of a national commission for academic evaluation and approval; and endorsement for the establishment of two private universities, one for the Riyadh Charitable Foundation for Sciences, and the other for the King Faisal Charitable Foundation.