Doha: H E Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani, Chairman of the Media City Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Qatar University (QU), honoured the distinguished QU students who won the fifth session of the “Future Writers” competition. The contest was organised by QU in cooperation with Qatar Charity Association and in which more than 60 participated.
Qatar University won the first three places in the boys’ category and two other prizes, bringing the total prizes won by the university to five. The ceremony was held in the presence of Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Derham, QU President, several Vice-Presidents of the institution, and the Director of the Student Activities Department.
In his speech on this occasion, Sheikh Dr. Abdullah praised the university for winning such a large number of awards in this competition.
“The efforts of Qatar University administration are clear in this distinction, stressing the importance of continuing and supporting this distinction,” he said.
For his part, Dr. Al Derham praised the support of Sheikh Dr. Abdullah to the university. He stressed the university’s keenness on excellence in all fields and its support for its students to reap The highest positions in all the competitions in which you participate locally and internationally.
Sheikh Dr. Abdullah handed over the shields of honour to the competition winners, including Muhammad Tayseer Al Baba, Abu Bakr Oreibi, Abdullah Mahra, Afaf Jamal Al-Rimi, Shahd Abu Bakr Muhammad Al-Amin.
Commenting on this win, Abdullah Al Mulla, Director of Student Activities at Qatar University, said: “This competition was organised in cooperation with Qatar Charity Association, through which the university sought to achieve its main goal, which is to gather the largest number of talented people. Dozens participated, and the Department of Culture and Arts in the Student Activities Department and the Arabic Language Department at the College of Arts and Sciences corporated to organize several training workshops to refine the participants’ talents.”
The number of those interviewed in the fifth edition reached 106 students of all primary, preparatory and secondary educational levels and students of different universities, in addition to students with special needs. The arbitration process was conducted remotely, taking into account the precautionary conditions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Students from the College of the North Atlantic, Community College for Boys and Girls, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and Education City universities participated in this edition for the first time.
“The workshops organised by the university were attended by more than 60 trainees, of whom were sorted, bringing the number to 20, and the university won five of the winners, including the first three at the boys’ level,” Al Mulla added.