Students and Academic Crew of Sami Hamza Arafa School visit Al-Watanyia Private University
The visit of Sami Hamza Arafa school to Al-Watanyia Private university comes under the development program which WPU has signed represented by the chancellor prof. Dr. Ahed Khezam, with the directorates of education in Hama and Homs. Through this initiate, WPU targets to minimize the gap between life of university students, and life of school students, and help parents and teachers in schools to direct their kids during school phase to choose the perfect major, which fulfill their desires and skills.
The school crew (students& teachers) visited WPU on Monday November 25, 2019, as the HR manager. Millen Mkhawal received them along with the director of Students activity Office. Osama Al-Halabi, the director of engineering office. Fade Al-Qutini and the bureau director. Lucy Al-saleby. The first destination of the group was the university central auditory, where the HR manager. Millen Mkhawal who alternated the chancellor\, presented her message; the vision of the university, the programs, and the introductory film, which were warmly welcomed by the visitors. Following, the visitors received their gifts, and started a tour in the university, where the library seemed to be an interesting site for them, as they enjoyed the informative session delivered by the director of Bureau: Lucy Al-saleby about the library history, objectives, and missions. Then, the visitors headed to the faculty of engineering building where the dean. Talal Assaf received them along with some faculty members who showed them the college sections, and labs. Apparently, the visitors expressed extensive amusement to visit the faculty of dentistry, as the dean, Hussein Al-Issa who introduced them to the faculty, toured them around the sections, labs, and facilities, and the newly opened dentistry clinics. It should be noted that this program is continuing in its second year, and currently, WPU is working on the organization of further several school visits to Al-Watanyia Private University, in cooperation with the directorates of education in the province of Hama and Homs to achieve the following objectives:
1) Allow students to explore the real life of universal through observing the function of laboratories, faculties, and facilities
2) Help the high school students to understand the life of university through organizing periodic visits to the university site
3) Form cadres of faculty members and administrators to organize the visits between the schools and the university. Moreover, explain the university majors and academic curriculums to the students.
4) Create& distribute “desired major” sheets on students, in order to help them determine their desired major at University, and study the possibility of letting students attend some lectures before giving admissions.
The chancellery office, through the directorate of media, would like to highlight its serious commitment to advance its academic programs_ in collaborating with developmental entities, which will eventually lead to a comprehensive development of education. At last, not least, the chancellor, board of Trustees, board of directors, faculties, and administrators are grateful for the initiative taken by the school, and hope to generate more collaborations.