Qualifying for the regional competition in Egypt, PSUT takes top places in Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00


Princess Sumaya University for Technology has taken 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th place in the Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC), which was held at the University of Applied Sciences. Fifty teams from Jordan’s public and private universities took part looking to qualify to participate in the Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (ACPC) in which teams from the Arab countries and Africa will compete in Sharm el-Sheikh at the end of this month.

The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the winning teams and their supervisors on this achievement, which puts the University at the forefront of the Jordanian universities. He praised the efforts of the students and their supervisors, and their tireless hard work to participate in national and international competitions that bolster their careers and hone their academic and practical skills. These events also provide them with opportunities to demonstrate their excellence, promote a spirit of cooperation and participation, and stimulate honorable competition between colleagues.

Prof. Al-Refai expressed his thanks to HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, for the continuous support she extends to the University and its students in their quest to achieve leadership and excellence at the local and international levels.

Eight teams from PSUT participated in the competition, with three teams qualifying for the regional competition by taking 1st, 2nd and 6th places. First place was taken by the team “Aurora”, comprised of students Hamza Zagha, Motasem Al-Kayed, and Mohammed Abu Abboud. In second place came the team “3 Legs” comprised of Ahmed Jaber, Abdullah Darwish, and Mohammed Al-Kilani. Sixth place went to ‘Momentum” with team members Amal Tahan, Hamza Ziada, and Mohammed Salti. In seventh place was”Good” comprised of Issa Al-Hindi, Mahmoud Abu Dayeh, and Shahd Al-Mashni, under the supervision of Dr. Ashraf Ahmed, and Dr. Firas Ghanem.

This annual competition aims at developing the talents and building the software capabilities of Jordan’s IT students, enhancing their creativity and teamwork, and enabling them to test their abilities and performance under pressure.