GUtech students in Oman feted for their feat
May 29, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Barka: GUtech Student Awards were given to 32 students during a ceremony held at the GUtech amphitheatre on Tuesday  under the auspices of Ahmed Mohammad Hassan Al Yahmadi, director of private sports at the Ministry of Sports Affairs.

"Today, we would like to recognise the involvement of students and staff members in extra-curricular activities. At the same time, we wish to motivate more students to be involved in those activities," said Dr Hussain Al Salmi, deputy rector for administration and finances at GUtech.

Awards were distributed in various categories to student council members, student volunteers, international and local competition winners, in addition to the best and the brightest student and the best club and staff volunteers.

"With praise we create and reinforce a positive self-image in students, making them feel valued for their involvement and contribution in activities and events. Rewards act as motivators for students who believe that they have a chance to earn them if they put forth reasonable effort," said Nawal Jawad, student affairs manager.

The GUtech EcoMarathon Team, comprising students from the engineering department, were honoured for their involvement in building an eco-friendly car for the Shell Eco Marathon competition held in Manila in February this year.

Nusaiba Al Sulaimani, a computer science student was presented with an award for her successful participation in the Gulf Speaking Competition.

The Sports Awards were distributed for the third time to acknowledge the high involvement and team spirit of students and staff.

"The award recognises voluntary engagements as instructor, trainer and coordinator or as a tour guide, for example in volleyball, hiking and desert crossing," said Gunhild Pfaff, sports officer at GUtech.

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