The Cultural Club affiliated to the Deanship of Student Affairs in UQU has held the closing ceremony of the first edition of “UQU Cultured Student” competition under the sponsorship of the Vice President of UQU for Educational Affairs, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Rashad Al-Serouji, in the presence of the Vice Dean of Student Affairs for Activities and Student Training, Dr. Omar bin Seraj Sonbol, as well as the Manager of Cultural Activities, Mr. Seraj Al-Maliky, in addition to the supervisor of the club, Mr. Hassan Al-Hosni, and a number of supervisors in the Deanship, alongside with the competitors, their parents and the organizers.
The ceremony started with verses from the Holy Qur’an, recited by Mohamed Salim Al-Outhali, followed by the closing round of the competition between the two teams qualified for the finals. The attendees then watched a presentation about the stages of the competition and its accomplishments. Additionally, the Vice Dean of Student Affairs for Activities and Student Training honored the winners of the competition in the presence of their parents, and the ceremony was closed by honoring the competitors, the club administration and the organizers. Moreover, the club administration presented a memorial shield to the sponsor of the ceremony.
The cultural club launched the competition on 14 Jumada Al-Oula 1439AH. The competition included two paths, one was individual and the other was a group path. Many cultural rounds and contests took place, for both individuals and groups over the course of a month and a half. These contests aimed to enhance the culture and knowledge of students, and encourage them to be part of cultural competitions to prepare them for bigger ones in the future.
Noteworthy, the number of competitors exceeded 500. The hours of the competition neared 77. The number of the questions asked reached over 2900, throughout seven rounds. There were nearly 39 organizers and four arbitrators.