SWC computer buffs shine in competition

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Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology IT students have taken out major honors winning both first and third prize in the national Oracle database design and application development competition.

Kulaitham Rashid Al Owais and Mariam Ahmed Al Mazam, of Sharjah Women’s College, were highly ranked and won first prize. Sharjah Men’s College IT students Ahmed Abdelrahman Al Ali and Mansoor Mohamed Al Tamimi were awarded third prize. The competition attracted a field of 25 entries from across the UAE.

Rashed Aref Alshaikh Abdulla and Abdulla Mohammed Abdulkarim from Dubai Men’s College were awarded the second prize.

Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology and the computer software giant Oracle joined together in an attempt to test the brightest young IT minds in the HCT system with a challenging computer database competition.

The objective of the competition was to enable students doing the Business Information Technology major to apply their Oracle database design and application development knowledge to real-world business cases and to find out how they can perform various tasks correctly in the time allocated.

Chair of Information Technology Division at Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology Mo Mohasses said the criteria of the competition was based on input from all the Colleges.

“The competition was open to all IT students but aimed mainly at students in Level 5 who have completed studies in Oracle database applications,” Mr Mohasses said.

“It gives our students the perfect opportunity to network with other IT students at various colleges in the system and it is also a great opportunity for them to compete against other students.”

SHCT director Dr Farid Ohan congratulated the students on their success. “It was a great effort and it brings credit to both our college and to the IT department. We are very proud of the achievements and the success of all our students,” Dr Farid said.