http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/sky_logo.pngBy SAEED AL-ASMARI. The National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) has recently certified eight Saudi universities and colleges, according to Abdullah Almusallam, secretary general of the NCAAA, who also pointed out that the commission has only accredited 30 academic institutions in the Kingdom.
Abdullah Al-Rubaish, rector of Dammam University said, “The Ministry of Higher Education has canceled some academic programs at Saudi universities because they were deemed undesirable for the labor market,” stressing that the private sector should absorb two-thirds of higher education graduates.
During a press conference, which was held at Dammam University to announce the agenda of the third international conference on quality assurance in post-secondary education, Almusallam and Al-Rubaish addressed various questions regarding the quality of institutions and programs at Saudi universities. Read more...