Monday, July 5, 2021 - 12:15
The Parliamentary Education and Youth Committee visited Princess Sumaya University for Technology to review its achievements and success, and to discuss prospects for developing and strengthening the higher education system, ways to overcome its challenges, benefit from field experiences and put them on the path of joint action to keep pace with future requirements and aspirations.
PSUT's President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, welcomed the members of the committee and thanked them for their much-appreciated initiative in building bridges of dialogue and discussion. He praised the committee's positive interaction with universities and the HEAC to ensure their quality, stressing that it was a source of satisfaction that major decisions are being taken after consultation and deliberation, especially in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath.
Speaking in the presence of the Deans' Council, Prof. Al-Refai said that PSUT has made great and deliberate strides toward success at the local and global levels, and that it has achieved a distinguished status, praising the support of the Royal Scientific Society, and the follow-up and directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, in achieving the University’s vision of a global university with a local spirit.
Al-Refai added, during his review of PSUT’s achievements, and the advanced positions it has reached in the international university rankings, that ambition has no limits, and that success requires that we pay the price before it is due. He pointed out that the University is built on basic values that envision a better future, and that leadership is achieved only by those who work for its sake.
In turn, the Chairman of the Committee, Deputy Dr. Bilal Al-Momani, expressed his great pleasure in the meeting, thanking the University, represented by the Chairman of its Board of Trustees, Princess Sumaya bint El-Hassan, the members of the Council, its presidency, and members of the teaching and administrative staff for the progress and advancement the University has achieved.
Al-Momani also praised PSUT, which relies on creativity, its outstanding footprint, and its cross-border reputation, which has made it a source of national pride and an example to follow in the path of inspiring progress in the field of university education and its institutions.
Al-Momani indicated that the committee aims, from its meetings with universities, to create effective recipes for success to be adopted at the national level, stressing that the education sector needs concertive, qualitative synergy in efforts to overcome its difficulties.
Al-Momani further stated that education is the basis for building human capital, and it is the real lever in the renaissance of nations, hoping that the university's creative path will be benefited from, to achieve global success in education.
In turn, the members of the Committee, Representatives Dr. Taleb Al-Sarayrah, Dr. Atta Ibdah, Dr. Fayza Odaibat, and Dr. Zuhair Al-Saeedin, praised the role of extensive and objective dialogue with universities in achieving the advancement of the higher education sector, and working to overcome the difficulties encountered at the legislative level.
In addition, a lengthy discussion took place between the members of the committee and the University’s Deans’ Council, followed by a tour of PSUT’s facilities and laboratories