On the morning of Sunday, 28th October, the family of Princess Sumaya University for Technology gathered in solidarity with the families of the victims of the Dead Sea tragedy. The gathering began with a minute’s silence, after which the assembled people carried out the prayer for the absent on the souls of the martyrs and made supplication for them, calling upon Allah the Almighty to grant their families patience and strength in their loss. The gathering was organized by PSUT’s Deanship of Student Affairs in coordination with the Student Council.
The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, the Vice President, the deans of the Schools, members of the academic and administrative bodies, and University students all came together to participate in this stand of solidarity.
The President of the Student Council, Mays Abu Shamat, made a speech at the gathering, saying, "We ask Allah the Almighty to grant His all-encompassing mercy on those who lost their lives and to give them eternal peace in His Paradise. In particular, the children who left their homes and their mothers that morning, only to ascend to Him to whom their mothers had entrusted them. Also, the faithful and loyal teachers, the brave and untiring rescuers, and the guides who died doing their job. We thank God for the deliverance of the survivors, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.’’
She also praised the hard work of all members of the security, medical and civil defense forces, who spared no effort in the search and rescue mission, and in providing first aid attention to the survivors.
The administration at PSUT decided to postpone a ceremony to honor students who won top places in the IEEExtreme competition, which was scheduled to be held on campus in the evening of Sunday 28/10/2018, out of respect for the challenging times which the country is facing, and the sadness which is currently hanging over every Jordanian home.