Praise be to God, Lord of the worlds, and prayers and peace be upon the most honorable of the prophets and messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, and upon all his family and companions.
Our Dear Students,
Education is the essential foundation of making fine human beings and nation prosperity and it is as well the prime mover economically, socially, scientifically and culturally. Therefore, our wise government is attempting to provide educational opportunities to all classes to all of our generation. That is one of the main interest of our wise government which is led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, may God protect them. Education sector has great privileges and importance in the country due to the number of schools, colleges, universities and their spread, thus make education opportunities available for all regions and governorates of our dear country.
Furthermore, it is compatible with 2030 vision and in harmony with the education message and supporting to its path which is by providing educational opportunities for everyone in an appropriate educational environment, raising the level of its outcomes quality, increasing the effectiveness of scientific research, encouraging creativity and innovation, developing community partnership, creating a wide range of cultural and social activities, and cooperating with the private and non-profit sectors in providing more programs and innovative activities to enhance educational partnership. Plus, 2030 vision is attempting to make the educational systematic outcomes in compatible with the needs of the labor market.
Arab Open University’s idea was emerged by its founder, His Royal Highness Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, "may God have mercy on his soul". In 1996, he announced an initiative to establish the university as a non-traditional academic educational entity to invest in directing the development in scientific, social and cultural fields. Furthermore, it invests in supporting building the individuals of the Arab Nations and prepares them with science, knowledge and applied practices. In 2002, this initiative has developed to be interpreted in real life in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and 9 Arab Countries as a complete university in partnership with the Open University in the UK.
Therefore, its message is developing knowledge and skills by providing high quality education and encouraging scientific research in order to invest in sustainable development and community service.
Arab Open University is an educational establishment featuring that it is an educational system which does not take time or place as an obstacle, not even in times of disasters and epidemics. Therefore, it is aware of its role in education and it is aware of its message in accomplishing the educational country vision. We would not be able to accomplish any of that in the university without God’s blessing in the first place. After that, the generous support the university receives from the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz , the support it gives to every other similar university and the education sector generally.
In the end, I invite ever students, faculty members and employee in the university to make effort and double the work to build this country which deserves everything from us and I invite them to raise its flag and spread knowledge and science to accomplish a flourishing present and bright future for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is compatible with the vision of our wise leadership, may God support it. The government has as well smoothened the way for the citizen and resident to have the right to get education. We pray to Allah that you stay as a great generation for this nation who would raise its flag and build its glory through your scientific specialization in which you shall be one day the greater support in improving this country.
We pray for God to give you a beneficial knowledge to serve the expectations of the country and the leadership.
Arab Open University