FaceOf: Prince Faisal Al-Mashari, chairman of the Saudi Education Evaluation Commission

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Time: May 17, 2018

Prince Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Mashari has been appointed chairman of the Education Evaluation Commission by its board of directors.

Al-Mashari expressed his gratitude to the chairman and board of directors for being chosen and for the trust that they had placed in him.

The prince received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from King Saud University (KSU) in 1983, a master’s in engineering from KSU in 1986, and a Ph.D. in engineering from Purdue University in the US in 1990.

Al-Mashari has been the executive director of the National Center for Assessment (Qiyas) since its inception on Aug. 19, 2000.

Before that, he was appointed as an instructor on the faculty of engineering at King Saud University in 1983 and was promoted to lecturer after three years. He was an assistant professor before he became the dean of the engineering college.

Al-Mashari also served as adviser to the minister of higher education, as well as director of the Center for Research and Strategic Studies at the Ministry of Higher Education.

In 2012, the late King Abdullah chose Al-Mashari as vice president of Mawhibah — the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity.

He is also a member of the board of the Education and Evaluation Board, as well as the Center for Research and Studies in Higher Education, and the Supreme Committee of Strategic Planning for Higher Education (Aafaq).

Al-Mashari has participated in many conferences, seminars and forums related to education, assessment and studies that help upgrade and develop secondary education. He has presented a number of seminars in which he represented the National Center for Assessment and its activities.


This article was first published in Arab News

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