26 Jan 2018 – 2:37
By Sanaullah Ataullah / The Peninsula
Doha: The organising committee of the Scientific Excellence Awards announced the winners of 11th edition of the award. This year 64 students, research scholars, teachers and education institutions have won the coveted award. More categories were added to this year’s edition as there were 18 more winners this year.
The winners of the Scientific Excellence Awards-2018 will be honoured during a special ceremony on March 4, said the committee in a press conference held here yesterday.
The winners were picked up from nine categories including primary education students, preparatory education students, high school certificate holders, university graduates, master’s degree holders, PhD holders, excellence in teaching, excellent school, excellent scientific research.
The 64 winners included 17 students from primary schools for platinum medal, five students from primary schools for gold medal, four students from preparatory schools for platinum medal, and five students from preparatory schools for gold medal.
Three students are from secondary schools for platinum medal, seven students from preparatory schools for gold medal, four university students for platinum medal and ten university students for gold medal, one research scholar for gold medal.
Two school teachers, two master degree holders, two PhD holders and two schools one public and one private school were also selected for the awards. The total number of participants for this year’s awards reached 291 and the highest number of nominees came from primary schools with 100 entries, preparatory schools with 36 entries, and 15 entries from high schools and 36 from universities.
The organising committee also received 16 entries for the ‘Outstanding scientific research, 18 excellent teachers, 49 nominations from master degree holders and 14 from PhD holders and seven entries for the category of the ‘Outstanding School Award’. The award aims to create awareness about knowledge and scientific research, enhancing the spirit of innovation among students, researchers and educational institutions, to increase the spirit of competition among individuals and educational institutions. Mona Mohammed Al Kuwari, Executive Vice-President of the Scientific Excellence Awards said that the winners are a distinguished group of Qataris and their enthusiasm for the country’s progress has motivated them to achieve excellence, highlighting the efforts of parents, which reflects the partnership between the educational institution and the family.
“The award has become a goal that excellent people aspire to, especially with the high level of awareness among Qatari families, educators, students and researchers of the value and importance of the award,” Al Kuwari said.
Hassan Abdullah Al Mohammadi, Chairman of the executive committee of the award, said: “The spread of the culture of the award in the Qatari society resulting in the intensive efforts made to introduce it in educational circles as well as the work of the jury bench, which were based on strict criteria so as to ensure that transparency”.