On Tuesday, 28 Jumada II 1440H (March 5th, 2019), His Royal Highness Governor of the Eastern Province, Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, sponsored the 49th graduation ceremony at KFUPM. The ceremony was held at the KFUPM Stadium in Dhahran. It included graduates from the first semester, candidates for graduation from the second semester and summer semester (1484) students, including 1186 bachelor's degree graduates, 263 MS graduates and 35 Ph.D graduate.
HRH told those graduating that “you have worked hard and did everything that would put you in the right place to serve this great country. We expect a lot from you and we expect you to be the pioneers of the future supporting your country as the leadership hopes”.
In addition, HRH said “I would like to mention your fathers and mothers who have spared no effort to prepare a good environment for you and we are proud of you. In addition, we thank all who contributed to this University especially the Rector, professors, deans and sponsors of this ceremony”.
KFUPM Rector, Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad expressed his happiness on this occasion when KFUPM celebrates the graduation of a new batch of its students as well as providing the Kingdom with a distinguished elite of its students who through acquired knowledge have become aware of its principles and values. The Kingdom expects a great deal of dedication and active participation in the national development process led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, may Allah preserve them.
He also thanked HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz for honoring this special occasion. The Eastern Province Governor affirmed his commitment to share in the students graduation happiness, which represents the culmination of their efforts after years of university study HRH also affirmed his continuous support for KFUPM’s activities and events and his appreciation of its distinguished role in the national development, process, This contribution helps to achieve national aspirations, which the Kingdom expects from its educational institutions.
HRH also highlighted some of KFUPM’s achievements during the past year such as its continuous efforts in qualitative development. This development of the academic sector will assist the university achieve its vision to be a unique internationally renowned university producing high caliber graduates. In fact, KFUPM graduates remain the primary source and the most suitable choice for national employment sectors. In addition, KFUPM continued its efforts to achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 by launching initiatives and qualitative programs in the fields of energy, environment & water, expanding the impact of innovation & entrepreneurship, developing the management of non-profit organization as well as research & development initiatives. In consequence, KFUPM rose to fifth place internationally.
Mr. Abdulilah Saleh Al-Dahham, a KFUPM student, gave a speech in which he expressed his happiness at graduating, congratulated his fellow graduates and expressed their pride in graduating from KFUPM.
Al-Dahham thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, may Allah preserve them. He also thanked HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz for sponsoring the activities and events of the University. In addition, he thanked the Rector and KFUPM community members including professors, administrators and students.