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King Saud University has initiated an electronic system to support the candidature and appointment process of selecting lecturers, demonstrators and the university personnel for continuing studies abroad. The program is a cooperative venture involving the Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, the Deanship of e-Transactions and Communication and the Deanship of Faculties and Personnel Affairs.
Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi, Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, activated the signal in the presence of Professor Saad Al-Hussein, dean of Faculty and Personnel Affairs; Esam A. Alwagait, Dean of e-Transactions and Communication; assistant vice rectors for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research; and technical teams from both deanships.
In launching the system, Dr. Al-Ghamdi explained that it will make it significantly easier for leaders from departments and colleges, and the Deanship of Faculty and Personnel Affairs, to select candidates for graduate studies outside of Saudi Arabia. The electronic system will also reduce the time necessary to check and update system information, therefore, achieving transparency, fairness and reducing mistakes.
The new system eases the selection process by helping identify the most qualified candidates available in the search, therefore, providing a more expedient and efficient means of making appointments. The administration aims to extend the electronic system to many more KSU services in the coming years.
Dr. Al-Ghamdi expressed his great satisfaction with the efforts of his Deanship and their colleagues in the Deanship of e-Transactions and Communications in adopting the system. He stressed the need for all to utilize the system which will significantly reduce the significant workload associated with paper transactions.
Recently, the vice rectorate’s Human Resources Unit activated two new computer programs in the presence of HRH Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz, the Riyadh Region’s governor. The program’s purposes include:
- Computerization of the vice rector’s transactions. E-transactions will replace paper in all vice rectorate transactions, accommodating rapid technological advances that comply with KSU’s strategic plan and paving the way for an electronic vice rectorate in partnership with the e-transactions.
- Adopting a KSU members’ data bank program. The vice rectorate’s Human Resources Unit’s envisions an integral data bank for all its members to provide efficient personnel when needed in various programs throughout KSU.