The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, inaugurated an exhibition of entries in the freestyle art competition held by the State Centennial Committee at the University. The event saw wide participation from students from a number of Jordanian public and private universities, and the entries explored topics highlighting the strength of the Jordanian state and the foundations for its renaissance and progress. The opening ceremony was attended by the Vice-Presidents, Prof. Wejdan Abu Al-Haija and Prof. Mohammad Sababha.
Prof. Al-Refai expressed his happiness at viewing the students' creative works. He praised their optimistic outlook and love for their country, pointing out that the exhibition embodies in art the stages of the emergence and progress of the Jordanian state, promoting national unity and encouraging citizens to rally around its Hashemite leadership.
Al-Refai added that PSUT, under the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, is working to ensure that its celebrations on this occasion are qualitative and varied, to give its students a strong foundation for receiving the supreme values on which the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was founded.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Rami Salem, praised the University’s policy of encouraging and supporting extracurricular activities that establish partnerships with Jordanian universities in a way that supports the exchange of experiences and the sharing of knowledge. He also explained the importance of such competitions in perfecting students’ skills, stressing at the same time that PSUT spares no effort to cultivate and hone its students’ talents.
In the competition, which was judged by Dr. Muhanna Al-Muhanna, Dr. Muhammad Bakr and Razan Marar, PSUT student Ahmed Maher Al-Koussa won first place, while Sarah Jamil Saleh from JUST came in second place, and student Hind Ali Al-Jabr from Zarqa Private University ranked third.
Ahmed Al-Koussa, a student of Computer Graphics and Animation, said how happy he was to be able to participate in this event which permitted him to express his feelings towards his country, and he thanked the Cultural Activity Office at the Deanship of Student Affairs for making every effort to aid students in developing their talents.
PSUT has formed a special committee on the occasion of the country's centenary and is about to stage major scientific, cultural and artistic celebrations, including a national forum on the technological renaissance and its stages of development in the Jordanian state.