HH Sheikha Moza visits Effat University in Jeddah

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HH Sheikha Moza visits Effat University in Jeddah

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, wife of H.H. the Emir of Qatar and Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for education, Science and Community Development, visited on Tuesday Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Her Highness was welcomed by Princess Latifah Al Faisal, Member of Effat University Board of Founders and Board of Trustees, Princess Lolowah Al Faisal, Vice Chairperson of Effat University Board of Trustees and General Supervisor of the University, Princess Noura bint Turki Al Faisal, Assistant to the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and General Supervisor of Effat University and Dr. Haifa Reda Jamal Al Lail, President of Effat University and Member of the Board of Trustees.

A documentary film on the various university faculties, plans and programs in addition to partnerships with international universities, treaties and membership in international colleges was displayed at the beginning of the visit.

During a meeting with members of the faculty and students, Her Highness hailed the role of the late Princess Effat Al-Thunayan in establishing this educational edifice.

Her Highness hoped that the meeting would result in cooperation and integration partnerships between Effat University and the academic institutions in Qatar.

She underlined that developing education is the strategic key for sustainable human development.

Her Highness stressed the importance of supporting the efforts of university graduates to enter the labor market, noting that it was a main reason for launching the (Silatech) initiative which opened branches in a number of Arab countries.

Her Highness was accompanied by members of the official delegation.

Effat University was founded in 1999 in Jeddah as a college and was upgraded into a university in 2009. It was the first private college for women.

Effat University is named after Queen Effat, wife of late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.