On Saturday afternoon, the President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, held a two-hour open and extended meeting "remotely" with university students of all levels and stages of study. The School deans also participated in the meeting to check on the students’ progress with online study, and its effectiveness in various courses. They also responded to student inquiries and comments about the assessment and testing process which was approved by the Deans Council last weekend, and how it will be carried out.
At the outset of the meeting, which was held via the “Zoom” application, Prof. Al-Refai advised the student body of the need to be patient and steadfast, putting the overall interests of the country above all other considerations. He also told them to adhere strictly to the regulations of the Defense Law for the protection of their health and safety, and urged them to stay at home.
Al-Refai stressed that the directives expressed by HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, the Chairman of PSUT’s Board of Trustees, about the need to urge students to engage in active study, inspire the University administration to strive to overcome every obstacle that stands in the way of the continued running of the educational process and threatens its smooth progress.
The president and the deans answered all the comments and questions posed by students about the regulations and foundations set for the practical and theoretical evaluation of the academic courses currently being taught in the second semester. They requested that students who were unable to participate in the meeting send their inquiries to the University administration or the School deans.
For their part, the participating students praised the PSUT administration, along with its teaching and administrative staff, expressing their thanks for the great efforts made to provide the means to continue the academic process with full effectiveness.
Since all universities were ordered to close earlier this month, teaching and administrative work has continued uninterrupted at PSUT, with all Schools, departments, and committees working "remotely". The Deans Council has approved regulations for the organization of the evaluation process to go ahead for the theoretical and practical courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Instructions have been given for the calculation of laboratory scores, field training, graduation projects and their defense, the comprehensive examination for Master’s students, and ways of defending the prepared theses at this academic level.
We should note that the University has set forth those foundations and regulations based on two eventualities: the first, if normal study can resume at the PSUT campus before the first of May, and the second in the event of it being postponed beyond this date.