On Thursday the 5th of July, at the gardens of the Global Conference Center, the University organized a dinner party to acknowledge the efforts of the External Examiners and to celebrate the achievement the of Medicine and Dentistry graduates. The ceremony was attended by Professor Mamoun Homeida, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, University professors, guests, graduate students and their families.
Dr. Hafez Homeida, Vice President of the University, welcomed the External Examiners and the guests of the ceremony. He hailed the achievement of the students and emphasized the value and significance the University attach to inviting external examiners from reputed international universities to evaluate the taken by the graduate students and their curricula as well. The participation of the External Examiners, he maintained, is an ongoing testimony to the impressive progress achieved by the university. He highlighted the fact that the External Examiners were impressed by the high levels of the university graduates which are comparable with the British, Irish and other international universities.
On the other hand, Dr. Jonathan Bennett, professor at the University Hospital of Leicester, spoke on behalf of the External Examiners thanking the University for inviting him and his colleagues to evaluate the performance of the graduates’ exams for this year. He paid tribute to the quality of students and graduates and the curricula of the university emphasizing that they are compare favorably with the levels of international universities. He was highly appreciative of the warm welcome and the genuine hospitality extended to them by everybody at the university. He also praised the cultural programs that allowed them to visit prominent landmarks in Khartoum.
Representatives of the graduate students also spoke at the ceremony, expressing their pride and joy for their success and graduation. They expressed their gratitude to their professors and to the External Examiners. Everyone was totally immersed in a deservedly joyous time. During the course of the event, awards were presented by the professors, with the participation of the External Examiners, to the outstanding students. Special awards and certificates of appreciation were also presented to the student who distinguished themselves in a number of different disciplines.
On Sunday the 24th of June 2018 a workshop was conducted by the SEDI (Sudan Education and Development Institute) in collaboration with The Ministry of Higher Education, represented by the General Admissions Administration and the Post- graduate Department.
The workshop that took place at the Lecture Theatre (Room 3) SEDI, the Orange Building was attended by all Faculty Registrars, the officer of the Admissions Office and the Post- graduate College Registrar.
The admissions officers of the MOHE (Undergraduate & Postgraduate) delivered talks about the regulations and procedures of admissions to Universities. They stressed the important steps and procedures to avoid mistakes to ensure smooth bridging from Diplomas to Degrees, and successful transfer between universities.
Professor Mamoun Homeida, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University, held a preparatory meeting with Hajo Mohammed Ahmed, President of the General Students Union of Khartoum State, and a number of his colleagues to discuss the arrangements for honoring the outstanding students in the Sudanese certificate. UMST, in collaboration with the General Students Union of Khartoum State, has been in the habit of organizing annual celebratory event to recognize the achievement of outstanding students in Sudan School Certificate.
Professor Homeida, in his capacity as Chairman of the University Board of Trustees, emphasized that the honoring program sits comfortably within the framework of the students’ summer work program, and as such it represents an integral part of the university’s interest in the students of the Sudan School Certificate. Professor Homeida was also quick to stress the importance of attracting media attention in order to shed light on the joint endeavors designed to honoring and motivating the students, and acknowledging the role played by their families in securing their successes.
The Chairman of the University Board of Trustees eloquently and succinctly highlighted the objectives of the joint program and revealed the immense sense of happiness and pride he personally feels and shares with everybody at the university in embracing such an event. He was quite adamant that the university is the most appropriate place for celebrating success especially after the opening the Global Conference Center. He also took the opportunity to encourage the students to visit the religious schools sponsored by the University disclosing that the university vaccinates their students against hepatitis as it does with all university students. Professor Homeida also mentioned that the University launched a campaign to vaccinate 1200 citizens against hepatitis.
On his part Hago Ahmed Ahmed, the President of the General Students Union of Khartoum State expressed his appreciation of the program of honoring the outstanding students in the Sudan School Certificate organized by the university in cooperation with the Union during the past few years. He praised the role of UMST in launching the initiative of honoring the outstanding students through a provision of scholarships and offering of gifts to the first hundred students from Khartoum State.
He also expressed the desire of the Union to have the event organized under the patronage of HE Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, the Vice President and Prime Minister, and with the presence of Lt. Gen. Engineer Abdulrahim Mohammed Hussein, Governor of Khartoum state.
It is noteworthy that the University, in its annual celebration of outstanding students, offers a number of valuable gifts such as scholarships, laptops and smart phones, in addition to certificates of appreciation.
Side of the University’s celebrations of the outstanding students of Sudan School Certificate with the General Students Union of Khartoum State.
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