Princess Sumaya University for Technology won the gold and bronze medals in the Arab Programming Competition for the Middle East and Africa, which was held via visual communication technology. 1500 competitors representing 200 educational institutions from 30 countries took part in the four-hour competition, which was judged by an international team. The winning PSUT students were Motasem Al-Kayed and Ahmed Jaber, working under the supervision of Dr. Firas Al-Ghanem.
HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of PSUT’s Board of Trustees, congratulated the winners and their supervisor, expressing her pride in an achievement that puts the university well into the forefront, and confirms its supremacy at the local and regional levels. The Princess went on to praise the students' efforts and their relentless pursuit to actively participate in competitions that hone their academic and practical skills, and stimulate their competitive spirit.
PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, expressed his pleasure at the students' deserved victory, praising their abilities and the efforts of the supervising instructors, as well as emphasizing the tremendous role that these competitions play in proving the excellence of the University’s students, showing that they are totally ready to perform well in international competitions.
Al-Refai praised the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, and her continuous encouragement to provide students with every opportunity to showcase their skills and to remove all obstacles from their way. Her Highness is keen that the University offers its full support to the ACM Programming Club and its supervisors from among the teaching and administrative staff.
Al-Refai added that, since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, the educational process has not been limited to teaching and training, but rather extends to participation in all local and international competitions.
The Dean of the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences, Dr. Ashraf Ahmad, pointed out that the competition aims to develop the students' programming capabilities by converting their ideas into integrated success stories by promoting a spirit of competition and teamwork to reach the best programming solutions, indicating that the competition involves questions that need to be solved quickly and accurately.
PSUT achieved the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 10th positions in the first Competitive Programming Competition, which was organized by JUST last March. The competition was held online on the occasion of the anniversary of the Battle of Karameh, with the participation of 400 students from Jordanian public and private universities.