Who’s Who: Dr. Saad bin Saud Al-Fuhaid, assistant minister at Saudi Ministry of Education

SourceArab News
SectorEducation
CountrySaudi Arabia

Dr. Saad bin Saud Al-Fuhaid has been an assistant minister at the Saudi Ministry of Education since March 2019. The Education Ministry recently announced that students are expected to return to in-person learning, with the academic year divided into three semesters instead of the usual two.

Commenting on the decision, Al-Fuhaid said that the new academic calendar, including its three semesters, is an enabling factor to continue development of the educational system in a way that fulfills the ambitious goals of Vision 2030. Al-Fuhaid completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from King Saud University (KSU) in 1986 and 1995, respectively. In 2002, he obtained a Ph.D. in educational theories and policies from Pennsylvania State University in the US. He worked as the Education Ministry’s undersecretary for private education and general supervisor of private university education between 2015 and 2019. During the same period, Al-Fuhaid was also the ministry’s undersecretary for school affairs. In 2013, he served as general supervisor...read more...