Faculty of computing in Rabigh held an Open Day for the students
Under the patronage of the Dean of Faculty of Computing and Information Technology in Rabigh Dr. Sami Mohammed Halawani, the Open Day of FCITR was held on Monday, 28/11/2011, where FCITR students and faculty members participated in the activities.
The activities began at 9:30 AM by reading verses from the Holy Quran by student Abdullah Al-Qarny, then FCITR Dean welcomed on the beginning of his speech the students and faculty members, he outlined what has been achieved since the establishment of the FCITR and especially the new curricula, that have been approved by the KAU deans council and applied on the beginning of the academic year 1432 -1433 AH. The Dean Confirmed that one of the main goals of the Open Day is to introduce the new changes on the curricula to the students in details, and its positive impacts on the student education. The dean explained that these updates on the curricula adopted of the latest global curricula standards and required for the academic accreditation, which will be helping the students on their post-graduate studies and get the best opportunities for competition in the labor market. The Dean explained that the students' questions and queries about everything related to educational affairs will be taken on consideration, and the departments' chairmen will answer these questions.
Dr. Samir Boucetta introduces in brief the new changes of Information Technology Department curriculum and mentioned the new updates related to each department, and discussed some of the 2009 student's difficulties related to the transition from the old curricula to the new one. Then Computer Science Department chairman, Dr. Daut Daman, and information systems department chairman, Dr. Ab Rahman Ahmad introduced the new curriculum and the tracks on their departments. During these discussions, queries from students have been asked about the difficulties they faced during the applying of the new curricula and, in particular, the equivalences between the old and new curricula.
Three laptops awarded to the students excelling academically and they are: Ahmad Al-Bishry (IT), Abdullah Syam (CS) and Fahd Al-Gamdy(IS). In addition, the outstanding students who have received the second place on Al-Fursan Contest organized by KAU University are awarded prizes and they are: Ahmad Al-Bishry, Osama Hakim and AbdAlmajeed Al-Qarny. Then prized are given to the students who participated in the activities of the programming competition that have been organized by FCITR. After that, an interactive competition held for FCITR students, and the winners have been given prizes.
Finally, the participants went for lunch which was prepared for this occasion.