BARKA The GUtech Student Awards were distributed by the Rectorate of GUtech to a large number of students during a ceremony held at the GUtech amphitheatre on Thursday evening. Awards were distributed in various categories to Student Council Members, active Club Members such as a Theater Club (pictured), winners of international and local competitions, the best Student Volunteers and to participants of a First Aid Workshop held at GUtech recently.
The sports awards were distributed for the fourth time to acknowledge the student’s team spirit, their high involvement and successful participation at national and international tournaments. A total of 22 students were awarded by the GUtech sports office. “GUtech students were participating in University Championships in Chess, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Futsal, Beach Soccer and private organized competitions such as Basketball and Badminton,” said Gunhild Pfaff, Manager of the Sports Office at GUtech. The following sports achievements were awarded: The Futsal female team won the Gold Medal at the 1st Futsal Championships for Higher Educational Institutes in October 2015. The Basketball female team won Silver Medal at the PDO organized Basketball tournament in December 2015. The Taekwondo female team won the Gold Medal at the Taekwondo Championships for Higher Educational Institutes in February 2016. The GUtech teams won one Gold, one Silver and two Bronze Medals during the Taekwondo Championships for Higher Educational Institutes in Oman held in this year. A gold medal was achieved during the Open Female Badminton Championships at Sultan Qaboos University in April 2016. Four female students were selected for the Oman University National team to compete at the first Arab University Futsal Championships in Amman in November 2015. “This Academic Year we extended our cooperation with local Sports Association,” said Gunhild Pfaff.