A number of
Syrian students on behalf of all the Syrian students at the University of Human
Development (UHD) presented a glass memorial plaque to the UHD President Prof.
Dr Mariwan Ahmed Rasheed on 30th November 2021. The plaque had a picture
of the late Assist Prof. Dr Alaadin Jango (known as Dr Alaa) printed on it. This
was in recognition of the UHD scholarships for the Syrian students and in
honour of the late Dr Alaa who worked as a liaison between the Syrian students
Dr Alaa was
originally from Syria. He was a full-time lecturer in the Department of Law of
the College of Law and Politics at UHD for several years. He passed away on 24th
UHD awards scholarships
to Syrian refugee students every year which cover their tuition fees. The
programme has started in 2013, two years after the Syrian crisis began when a
large number of people fled their homes to the neighbouring countries including
the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
President told the students that the programme is fully supported by the UHD founder
Prof. Dr Ali al-Qaradaghi and will continue in the future—UHD wants to share
the burdens of the Syrian refugees with the international community. He said
that he was pleased to hear that the Syrian students are having a good
performance in their classes. He hoped that the situation in Syria would
improve and the students would complete their courses successfully and would be
able to go back and serve their country.
thanked Prof. Dr Mariwan and expressed their deep gratitude to UHD. Around 250
students have so far benefited from the UHD scholarship programme for Syrian