Sharjah HCT Business Student and Faculty Win Prestigious Nikai Awards

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Khawla Othman, a Sharjah Women’s College Business graduate, was the winner of the Nikai Outstanding Student Achievement Award for 2012-2013.

Khawla was academically outstanding throughout the four years of her programme.  She was also deeply involved in community life, leadership activities and global change, as she demonstrated by going to the Philippines and India to help build homes in remote villages as part of Habitat for Humanity projects.

She has won numerous awards including the Ruwaad Start-up Business Plan competition (2011) and the INJAZ i-camp Business idea (2012) recognizing her entrepreneurial spirit. She was a winner of the best paper award at the Education without Borders conference (2013).  She has presented papers at national and international conferences, including the 2012 Doha Debates in Qatar. She is a passionate advocate for social causes, a change leader and catalyst who is living the change she wants to see in her life.

David Carter, a Sharjah Men’s College Business Faculty member, received the Nikai Faculty Award for his project titled “Blended Technology to Support Self-Directed Learning”. In this project David has implemented e-learning strategies through digital textbooks and augmented reality which can be applied in higher education and corporate training. David has published an iBook and iTunes course in project management with more than 500 users world-wide.

The focus of Mr. Carter’s work at HCT has been in the area of Project Management education and specifically how innovative technologies can be used in this discipline. His interests include the use of mobile technologies for industry and education.

Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi, Sharjah HCT Director, expressed her delight with this achievement, which clearly indicates the high standards that the Sharjah HCT has set for itself. “I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the winners for their accomplishments and specifically thank the faculty and staff who supported our student, Khawla. I am confident that we will have many other winners in the coming years,” she said.

The winners were honoured by HCT Chancellor, HE Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi, HCT Vice Chancellor, Dr Tayeb Kamali and Nikai Chairman Paras Shahdadpuri for their accomplishments at the HCT Annual Conference and were presented with a certificate, a cash prize and an LCD TV offered by the Nikai Group.