Madinat Zayed Students Honoured at Best M-Government Service Awards
Many Universities from UAE and around the world participated in the Best M-Government Service Award launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as part as his newly launched Mobile Government vision.
Out of all these projects only ten reached the final and were invited for the Award Ceremony. One of the teams selected was from Madinat Zayed and Ruwais Colleges.
The students had worked very hard developing their Application, which was called “Zakat Fund” - a calculator designed to help work out the correct amount of money to give to charity.
Ruwais Colleges faculty member Dr. Caesar Clemente, who mentored these students, said: “They had to learn everything from scratch. Designing an application is a new skill for them, but all their hard work paid off when they were selected in the final 10 from 60 other entries at the University level. It was a great achievement for our students.”
The students were honoured to display their mobile Application to everyone attending the Government Summit in Abu Dhabi. “I was surprised how much interest there was in our Application. Visitors were impressed that we had made such a sophisticated programme,” said Khulood Ismail, Computer Information Science (CIS) major from Madinat Zayed College.
In the end, the Higher Colleges of Technology, represented by students from Madinat Zayed, Dubai Women’s College, Sharjah Men’s College and Abu Dhabi Women’s College, won an award for the most number of Apps submitted by students. They received the award from the Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“They made all of us proud,” said Owais Tariq, Chair of CIS at the Western Region colleges. “Not only by representing the Western Region so well in this event, but by working hard and for long hours to complete their project in time. This was real Learning by Doing.”
The nominee list can be found on http://www.mgov-award.ae/en/static/nominees