“The GUtech sports award recognises outstanding achievements of its teams participating in competitions outside the university and for the first time, students with an extremely high attendance in the fitness programme,” said Gunhild Pfaff, sports officer at GUtech.
Professor Dr Eng Michael Modigell, rector of GUtech, congratulated the winners and exhorted the student community to involve itself in various activities and programmes held at GUtech and contribute to the welfare of communities around them, even while aiming for academic excellence.
In a motivational speech, Habsi called upon the students to get involved in various volunteering programmes to bring about a positive change in the community. He also stressed the importance of participating in sports as a means of staying fit and refreshing the mind, which together will lead students towards achieving academic excellence.
Ahmed Mohammad Hassan al Yahmadi, director of private sports in the Ministry of Sports Affairs, was chief guest on the occasion.
The achievers received several awards including the Volunteer award, Student Council award, Best Club President award, Achievers awards (International and local sports and academic competitions), Best & Brightest awards, Volunteer trainers/Special awards, Best Team Awards and the Fittest Awards.
“These awards are an incentive to participate and get more involved in campus activities.
“Also, awards and achievements help add value to resumes when it comes to recruitments,” said Ayisha Albright of the Student Affairs department at the varsity.