In a ceremony held in its Green Square, the Vice President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Arafat Awajan announced the launch of a new course under the title “Community Service”, offered under the umbrella of the Community Service Office in the Deanship of Student Affairs.
Prof. Awajan said that volunteer work forms part of this course, which has become a condition of graduation and involves 16 hours divided between student and community service. The course will be introduced for first year students in all disciplines.
PSUT’s Dean of Student Affairs pointed out that the implementation of the course aims to equip students with a range of skills and abilities in the field of social communication, in addition to promoting a spirit of initiative to deal with a range of situations. The goal is also to raise awareness of the importance of students engaging in volunteerism and community service during their years of study to increase their readiness to enter the labor market.
At the end of the ceremony, in which the partners of the Community Service Office participated, Prof. Awajan distributed certificates of appreciation to the volunteer students, after giving detailed explanations to new students about the tasks carried out by the Deanship of Student Affairs’ Community Service Office, and about how credit hours are allocated for this course.