Since the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the late King AbdulAziz AbdulRahman Al Saud - may Allah rest his soul in peace - and throughout the history of a country, its leadership has maintained an open door policy, which is enabling the citizens to express their opinions, and the leadership
to look at his/her issue. All the officials are following the
same policy, so that a citizen is able to visit a government official, or the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques' the King - may Allah save him - to tell his/her grievance and to have his say.
Considering, the enormous development, and growth in the numbers of citizens, and the complex nature of their civil lives, and their necessities; and in spite of massive development and transformation of peoples' means of communication, ministry deemed it necessary to cope with such transformation, and to utilize such development in communication to ensure continuity of the citizens' tradition to convey their issues and opinions to the leadership and to those entrusted with citizen's services in all government agencies.
For the sake of this , Ministry of Education has made available several means of communication, and dialogue to hear citizens' voice, and to benefit from their views, and recommendations, and also to take these into consideration when developing policies and strategies which ultimately serve the common good of society.
Ministry has also formed the policy of e-Participation in decision-making, and in preparation for receiving the citizens and stakeholders participation in shaping ministry’s strategies and future systems.
e-Participation in Decision Making:
Time and again, Ministry of Education conduct e-Participation in decision-making, a method that enables the public in general (including citizens, experts , stakeholders and legal entities) to participate in decision-making, and shaping the education policies of the kingdom.
Consequently, this method enables the Ministry of Education to benefit from open and diverse participations, whereas it is impossible to gain such benefits through traditional consultation methods.
The notion of e-Participation in decision-making is a special case of e-Participation. e-Participation is more organized and clear in nature due to availability of a specific and open topics for discussion; and of an official ministry body overseeing the commencement, and managing of topic discussion and analysis of participants to conclude the decision-making process.