Orientation meeting held for Scientific Excellence Awards
27 Sep 2016 - 2:33
Mohammed Osman | The Peninsula
DOHA: The Organising Committee of the 10th edition of the Scientific Excellence Awards yesterday held an orientation meeting for representatives of government and academic institutions, directors and operators of schools and people at Sharq Village & Spa Hotel.
The Excellence Day under the patronage of Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is one of the important events the country holds every year to honour outstanding students in Qatar with the highest scientific awards, said Dr. Hamda Al Sulaiti, CEO, Scientific Excellence Awards.
“We celebrate scientific achievements and excellent performances of our students with the aim of encouraging educational institutions and students to exert more efforts and enhancing compatibility.
“The government is investing and facilitating to encourage and honour Qataris showing outstanding scientific performances,” she added.
The meeting was also attended by Abdullah Al Kamali, Chairman, Scientific Research Judging Committee; Hassa Al Hammadi, Chairperson, Secondary School Graduates Judging Committee; and Fatma Rashid, Chairperson, Preparatory School Students Judging Committee.
The Organising Committee at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education had last week announced that it will start receiving nominations for the annual awards from October 16 until November 14.
During the meeting, Hassan Al Mohammadi, Chairman, Executive Committee, and Director, Public Relations Department, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, highlighted the eight categories of the awards — elementary school students; preparatory school students; secondary school graduates; university graduates; PhD holders, outstanding teacher;, outstanding school; and outstanding scientific research.
The Organising Committee also held a meeting with coordinators of awards in Maimona Elementary School on Sunday and discussed the importance of preparing applications in a proper way.
Many students vied for awards and missed them in the past years because of poor applications, Dr. Al Sulaiti told the meeting.
She said there is no exception and every applicant needs to fulfil all requirements and provide needed documents. They should also focus on quality rather than quantity because there are standards and criteria to be applied, Dr Al Sulaiti said.
The role of coordinators is to raise awareness about the awards, distribute brochures to students and parents, and answer questions by the public and interested individuals, she said.
Coordinators are required to organise workshops, establish groups of excellent students in schools and help applicants organise their files. The orientation workshops continue today.