Within the activities of Academic Advising Week, which is organized annually by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration, the President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, met with the University’s academically outstanding students via visual communication technology. Also in attendance were the University's Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Prof. Mohammad Sababheh, the Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Al-Saidi, and the Director of the e-Learning Center, Dr. Adiy Tweissi.
At the beginning of his speech, Prof. Al-Refai reviewed the harvest of PSUT’s successes, describing the year 2020 as “the year of achievement”, stating that leadership and excellence are two main pillars of its strategy. He added, "Your university has set a clear path for itself, embodied in excellence, and you have always been the most important part of every success it achieves." He indicated that his meeting with the most distinguished students is commensurate with PSUT’s policy of taking into consideration their opinions and remarks when preparing and developing its study plans and programs.
The President said: "You are aware that the University has become a beacon for all those seeking leadership, due to the direct and vigorous guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and through the efforts of the loyal faculty and administrative staff, students and employees."
Talking about "distance learning", Al-Refai stated that PSUT is keen to always offer the best in the educational process, and that the student’s effort is of great importance at this particular stage. He added that the administration will take into account all observations received from students and their instructors, emphasizing that the University is working hard to ensure that there is no difference in the quality of this year’s graduates with those of previous years.
An extensive discussion took place during which the University’s President listened to the students’ observations, opinions, aspirations and ideas, promising to overcome all obstacles that may hinder their progress and success. He asked them to be patient and confident, and assured them that the situation will improve in the near future.
The activities of the Academic Advising Week were launched at PSUT earlier this week with the aim of offering advice to students before the final exams and the start of registration for the Second Semester, according to a method consistent with quality standards. The annual event sees the University coordinate its efforts with wide and varied expertise at the global level, in particular the National Academic Advising Association, NACADA.