King Saud Uni joins SAP University Programme
Programme designed to equip students with IT skills needed in Saudi’s IT sector
King Saud University will be joining SAP's University Alliance programme which aims to provide students with the necessary skills to take part in the Kingdom's growing IT services sector.
King Saud University is the fifth educational institute in Saudi Arabia to become a member of the SAP University Alliance programme.
It joins Jubail Industrial College, Yanbu Industrial College, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals and Dammam College of Technology.
The SAP programme has approximately 150,000 students in 700 tertiary institutions worldwide, currently studying SAP solutions.
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is recognised globally for its rapidly developing, and thriving economy, and SAP is dedicated to generating a base of highly-skilled workers capable of building an IT infrastructure to support this expanding economy," said Abdul-Raheem Bawazeer, managing director, SAP KSA. "Through the University Alliance Programme, students from King Saud University will have the tools needed to support the rapidly developing technology sector in the Kingdom," continued Bawazeer.
The SAP programme is a global effort which educates faculty members and provides them with the tools and resources to teach students the technological skills needed to add value to the IT marketplace.
"The progress of our nation has always been strongly associated with knowledge and learning," said Professor Abdullah A Alothman, rector, King Saud University. "We believe that the SAP University Alliance programme will greatly benefit our students and help develop expert IT professionals, with the competitive edge needed, to support the growth of our country's technological infrastructure."
Universities taking part in the Alliance Programme gain exclusive access to SAP's business solutions to use in the classroom, allowing students to apply the theories they have learned using practical examples and demonstrations.
Graduates from the programme have an improved chance of securing senior posts in the IT job market, according to SAP.