A student of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore has won the International Institute of Online Education (IIOE) Video Course Competition.

A prize distribution ceremony was organized at the Vice-Chancellor’s office at UET Lahore to acknowledge and appreciate the performance of the winners from the university. Vice Chancellor UET Lahore, Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar graced the occasion with his presence as a chief guest. Mr Lyu Feng, Assistant Director and Chief of IIOE Management Centre, Director Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) UET Lahore, Prof Dr Waqar Mahmood, Dean Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prof Dr Habib ur Rehman, Chairperson Department of Architecture Engineering, Prof Dr Sajjad Mubeen, and Mr Hassan Adeel Shahzad, Program Specialist, UNESCO ICHEI were distinguished guests of the presentation ceremony.

While speaking at the ceremony, Vice-Chancellor UET, Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar said “it really indicates the level of interest and passion for online learning that UET teachers have developed over the past few years particularly since we started interacting with the International Institute of Online Education”.

Setting the tone and agenda of the sitting, Dr Waqar Mahmood briefed the participants with the competition highlights and IIOE recent activities that are taking place at the university. Mr Lyu Feng not only congratulated the position holders but also appreciated the efforts of IIOE partner UET Lahore in achieving its milestones in a quick period of time.

207 teachers and staff from 45 countries around the world participated in the competition and 13 entrants from 7 countries stood out on the victory stand. In the Asia-Pacific region, the UET Lahore turned out to be victorious.

Muhammad Tahir Naeem, Senior Researcher at KICS-UET Lahore secured 1st prize, Tsooj Shambaljamts from Mongolian University of Science & Technology (MUST) Mongolia got 2nd prize, Otmrksb Kalawana from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Ms Huda Riaz from University of Engineering & Technology Lahore got 3rd prize whereas Ganagathulasi Janardhanan from National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTR) India, Razi Abbas from University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, and Suvd Erdenechimeg from Mongolian University of Science and Technology got a special prize.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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