Graduate Wins Barclays Bank Award

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Abu Dhabi Women’s College (ADWC) graduate Shaima Musaddaq Ahmed Abdulmanea Banafa has received the Barclays Bank Award for Best Student in HCT’s Business Information Technology Program. The award is given to the Higher Colleges of Technology graduate whose academic performance is outstanding in the business IT field.

Mr Ali Tariq, Head of Government, Institutions and Contracting at Barclays Bank in Abu Dhabi, presented the award to Shaima at the ADWC campus. According to Mr Tariq, Barclays is always seeking to reward outstanding students and he congratulated Shaima for exceeding the requirements for winning the award.

The Barclays Bank Award is based on student grades, instructor references and final project. Shaima’s project was a database for the Research and Documentation Centre.

Dr Brad Cook, Director of ADWC, also praised Shaima for her work as a student and for striving to achieve academic excellence. “Each year this award is given to an HCT student and ADWC is proud that one of its own is receiving it this year,” Dr Cook said.

“Shaima’s achievement shows her dedication to making the best of her academic career at ADWC, and as a college, we thank Barclays Bank for recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of our students.”

Shaima, who currently works at the Securities and Commodities Authority, said her ADWC education had prepared her well for her career and she was currently concentrating on gaining skills and experience through her employment.