Graduate Snares Nikai Award

11 years

Former Sharjah Men’s College (SMC) Student Council committee member and graduate, Ali Abdalla Ali Al Ansari, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Nikai Outstanding Student Achievement Award for 2008-09.

The Nikai award, which honors one HCT graduate each academic year, seeks to recognize individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to activities outside the academic curriculum, and who have excelled in their programs as well as their extracurricular activities.

Ali Abdalla, who was an active member of the SMC football team, debating and mathematics teams, now works at Etisalat as a graduate trainee after completing his Higher Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology.

“The innovative feature of Ali’s ticketing project was the application of a finger print input system in place of the usual card triggered mechanism.”

Ali also managed to squeeze in time for public speaking, which he enjoys and he was a finalist in last year’s Mosaic public speaking finals. Ali also took time out for a trip to China with Huawei Telecomm and he participated in the HCT’s Festival of Thinkers seminar in Dubai.

Sharjah Men’s College senior director Dr Farid Ohan welcomed the success at this year’s Nikai awards and said it was yet again an indication of the high standards applicable at Sharjah Higher Colleges.

“Ali’s success is also our success at SMC. We take great pride and joy in the achievements of our students and I extend warmest congratulations to Ali. He has undoubtedly been one of the high achievers of our electronic engineering program,” Dr Farid said.