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Khalid Al Faisal

Khalid Al Faisal Al Saud (born 24 February 1940) is the Saudi minister of education, former governor of the Makkah Province, and the 'Asir Province and a member of the House of Saud. On 22 December 2013, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia appointed him as the minister of education.

Early life and education

Prince Khalid was born in Riyadh on 24 February 1940.[1] He is the third son of King Faisal. His mother is Haya bint Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Turki,[2] a member of Al Jiluwi clan.[3]In 1948, Prince Khalid began to attend Model school in Taif to receive secondary education.[1] Like King Faisal's other children, Prince Khalid was educated abroad after completing secondary education in Saudi Arabia. He attended the Hun School of Princeton, New Jersey and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political economy from the University of Oxford in 1966.

Honors and Awards

Khalid al Faisal was celebrated by the World Travel Awards as the World Travel Personality of the Year in 2010. This award is given to a personality whose achievements support the industry.[38]
He was named the best Arab personality in the field of solving issues related to Arab youth in 2012. The award was given by the Arab Youth Media Forum, which is currently being held in Manama under the sponsorship of Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa.[39]
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