Ohoud bint Abdullah Al-Faris has been appointed general supervisor of the General Administration of E-learning and Distance Education at the Saudi Ministry of Education.
In the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, education authorities in Saudi Arabia have switched to online platforms to ensure continuity of education at all levels.
Following her appointment, Al-Faris called on all stakeholders to take full advantage of distance learning programs.
Al-Faris obtained a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics at Keele University, Britain. She did a master’s in computer science and data engineering from the same university.
Al-Faris did a diploma in development practices in higher education from Brunel University, London. She did a Ph.D. in computer and information sciences from the same university.
Al-Faris has served in different capacities at King Saud University such as the vice dean of e-learning and distance education, head of the development and quality unit at the College of Computer and Information Sciences, head of the quality and academic accreditation committee at the Department of Information Technology, head of the manpower committee at the same department.
She also worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Information Technology.
Al-Faris has also worked at Prince Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. She was the assistant general supervisor of the General Administration of Information Technology, dean of e-learning and distance education, and dean of the College of Computer and Information Sciences.