President Saleh honours illustrious students of Hodeidah University [Archives:2004/708/Education]

February 2 2004

Reported by Arif Ahhmed Al-Ahdal
Faculty of Education , Hodeidah University

The Hodeidah University is a premier institution of academic excellence in Yemen . This temple of learning has established a healthy tradition of organising a function every academic year to honour its meritorious students. The colourful function this year was held on Saturday 2/1/2004 with enthusiastic fervour, thanks to the organizers Prof. Mahyoob Abdul Rahman SAEED , Dr. Ibraheem Hugari ,Prof. Abdullah Al-Shami, Dr. Ahmed Al-Ma'mari, Dr.Khawla' Al-Shameeri and Dr. Abbas Al-Harazi among others.
His Excellency Mr. Ali Abdullah Saleh, The President of our country ,Prof. Abdullah Al-Junaid, Rector Hodeidah University, Mr. Moh'd Saleh Shamlan. Governor, Hodeidah Governorate, all the Deans of the Faculties of the University, a large number of teachers , students as well as members of the local authorities in the Governorate graced this occasion.
Honoured by the presence of the President of our country, the glorious function began with a recitation of some sacred verses from the Holy Qura'an rendered by Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Shami. This was followed by an opening address deliverd by Prof. Abdullah Al-Junaid, President of Hodeidah University, who welcomed those present and expressed the importance of Information Technology in an institution of higher learning. Soon after that , there was a video presentation unfolding the utilization of Information Technology at Hodeidah University. On behalf of the graduate students, Miss. Shareefa Al-Maqtari delivered a speech on the feelings and impressions of her fellow -students at the end of their academic journey, and expressed their deep sense of gratitude and appreciation to all their teachers who had helped them shape up as worthy citizens of Yemen and the architects of a prosperous tomorrow.
Then H.E Mr.Ali Abdullah Saleh made the splendid morning of 2/1/2004 more memorable by his encouraging words in which he expressed his pleasure at attending the ceremony at the beginning of the new year that coincided with the Arab Cultural Capital for year 2004. In his speech, President Saleh also thanked Thabit Brothers represented by Haj Abdul Jaleel Thabit for having donated 250 computers to the Hodeidah University.
On behalf of all the teachers and staff of Hodeidah University , Dr. Abbas Al-Harazi and Dr. Abu Ali Ghalib presented mementoes to President Saleh, as a mark of love and respect. President Saleh, Prof. Abdullah Al-Junaid and Prof.Mahyoob Abdul Rahman Saeed then honored the meritorious students of Hodeidah University by presenting them with certificates of merits and awards.
At the end of the function, everybody present expressed his admiration for the ceremony, wishing Hodeidah University all the progress and more success in the months and years to come. Needles to point out, the function drew to a close with flicker of a smile of happiness on the lips of everyone present on the occasion.
In fact, Prof. Mahyoob Abdul Rahman Saeed, Dr.Ibraheem Hugari, Prof. Abdullah Al-Shami and Dr. Ahmed Al-Ma'mari deserve a special word of mention for the personal efforts they took in making the function a grand success.