The Board of Trustees of the Arab Open University (AOU) held its 30th meeting chaired by Dr. Ali Fakhro, Chairman of the AOU Executive Committee on Wednesday, 19th of December 2018, in Kuwait, the host country of the AOU Headquarters.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Prof. Mohammad Al-Zakri, President of the AOU, underlined the importance of the topics addressed during the meeting, such as the approval of a number of decisions and recommendations concerning the AOU academic and administrative environment, the AOU performance quality, the keep pace with the developments, and the AOU plans, which seek to develop and enhance its academic profile at the regional and international levels.
Opening the meeting, Dr. Fakhro commended the strenuous and ongoing efforts of all the AOU team in the service of the University, and pointed out the academic and professional AOU objectives pursuing the benefit of the common interest of all its students, their communities, and the AOU branch countries’ educational and developmental programs and plans.
The meeting addressed a number of issues, such as the status of the AOU construction building projects in some Arab countries, the re-launching of the best AOU Building Award, the approval of the new AOU organizational structure and the AOU statute. The staff and faculty internal regulations, and some procedures and bylaws relevant to the Saudi Arabia AOU Branch were also adopted as well as there was a review of the developments of the Student Information System.
It is worth mentioning that the AOU Board of Trustees comprises prominent figures in the Arab world.