Jubail Industrial College obtains international accreditation
Jubail Industrial College (JIC) has been awarded international recognition by the US-based Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for Engineering and Technical majors offered by the college for a duration of six years. This is the maximum period granted by ABET to institutions that have been awarded the educational recognition for the first time.
During the celebration ceremony, Dr. Adel bin Salem Bahakeem, managing director of JIC, thanked all members of the committee and said that the recognition was earned after a number of tours and field visits by experts from the Accreditation Council panel in the last few years.
“The experts examined all procedures, regulations, scientific content, equipment, and methods used in the college during the education process or the engineering and technical training to ensure that they comply with the standards of the ABET,” Bahakeem said.
Administration and Information Technology majors in the college also received full recognition of their discipline from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in the United States.
Dr. Mosleh bin Hamid Al-Otaibi, CEO of the Royal Commission for Jubail, honored members of the Special Committee for obtaining the ABET certificate from the US Accreditation Council for all the technical majors at JIC.
The CEO of the Royal Commission for Jubail, Dr. Mosleh bin Hamid Al-Otaibi, thanked Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu for this achievement and praised everyone who contributed to the overall development of all departments.
“The international accreditation is an excellent evidence of the college’s high level and an incentive to continue the progress,” Al-Otaibi said.
The ceremony was held at JIC auditorium and was attended by official guests, GM of colleges and institutes of the Royal Commission for Jubail, Dr. Ali bin Hassan Assiri, who was also accompanied by other colleagues from the Royal Commission, as well as the directors of the college departments and a number of faculty and staff members.
The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu attaches great importance to higher education with thousands of male and female students studying in RC colleges and institutes to obtain scientific degrees in various disciplines.
Training programs are designed to meet the future manpower requirements of Jubail Industrial City.