“AT THIS AGE OF MINE HISTORY TASTES VERY SWEET ..!!” A message from Aden College Alumnus –Mohammed Zien Al Hamzi
One of the functions –indeed the joy- of this website is that it allows us to hear from prominent Aden College Alumni from all corners of the World. We heard from Ashraf Girgrah from Spain, Prof Waheeb Abdulraheem from Sofia , Dr Mohamed Al Bar from Jeddah etc. I must admit –with great deal of pleasure -that the pivotal link in all these cross communication has been Dr Shihab Ghanem. The message by Dr Waheeb posted on this site a couple of days ago prompted another Aden College alumnus- Mohammed Al Hazmi to write this message.
Thanks to Dr. Shihab.
I hope he is healthy wealthy and strong ..And I hope he will continue leading this great program.. AT THIS AGE OF MINE HISTORY TASTES VERY SWEET ..!! Hidden somewhere, I have some old photos. If I find them I will send them to Dr. Shihab.
Dr. Waheeb is an old great friend of mine. We were together in Aden as Aden college school mates and teachers, in Cairo and Baghdad as University pals. A very active soul, he was. A scientific minded personality as well as a nice poet of delicate feelings; but a tough political animal, he was.......
That fellow was a very beloved personality too….. trustworthy and humble. He had great self confidence and high morals. All in all he is still MY FRIEND and am proud of him.
Mahboob remembers his time in Aden College with fondness :
“It was great to be in Aden College. I lived in Crater and was bused almost daily to the College in Dar Saa'd thanks to the generosity of HMG” He says.
Mahboob laments the fact many of Aden College (Al Bayoomi College) students were forced by circumstances to be dispursed all over the globe.
He remembers a Mr. Petrie being the Principal, and a lot of lecturers from England, Canada, India and Pakistan”.
Among the names he remembers are Farooq Amman, Fuad Al Sakkaf, Barahim,
Al Qirbi and his brother Taha, Nageeb Ghafour and his 2 brothers who studied medicine at Scottish Universities.
Mahboob remembers “ the shamefull day in which a clever student's brief case was stolen and dumped in a water tank.”