* The editors of Aden College website share their deep sympathies, grief and sorrow with the family of Ghanems for the sudden death of Dr. Isam Mohamed Abdo Ghanem in Aden in August 2012. May Allah rest his soul in peace.
The late Isam was a frequent contributor and one of the editors of Aden College website. Like his brothers Qais and Shihab he
wrote poetry, played the lute, authored more than 20 books and wrote many case studies in law in both Arabic and English.
He was the custodian of the Mohamed Abdo Ghanem Secondary School in Aden; an active memeber of Aden Born Community (Tajamu' Abna' Aden); and an active social and political campaigner for law and order.
* Alumnus Abdullah Taher Abdullah Ali ,MBA, FCMA,CGMA, FCCA (London), graduated from Aden College (1959-1963) after passing 7 subjects in GCE "O" Level. He Worked for Aden Port Trust and later sent to the UK in 1971 on a scholarship from Aden Port Trust. His mentors at the time were the late Mr. Mageed Girgirah, Charirman, Aden Port Trust, and Mr Shakeeb Mahfood Khalifa, Chief Accountant, Aden Port Trust. Both of whom were Aden College gratuates.
He was studying for and passed Part 3 of the CIMA (Cost & Management Accountats Exams), UK. He Attained Top Place in "Office Management" Paper. Out of a total of 1473 Candidates, he was considered the FIRST Adeni, to attain a" Top Place", in a UK Accountancy Exams. currently FCMA (Fellow of Chartered Institute of Cost & Management Accountants). Also CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant).
The photo shows Abdulla at the entrance of the British Council Residence, 1 Hans Crescent, where he lived in London, UK, until it was closed down. He was then moved to the other British Council Residence in Queen's Garden, Bayswater, London W.1.
Abdulla completed successfully his Cost & Management Accountancy Exams. in 1973. He worked after graduation, in London with the Rank Organisation, where he trained as an accountant. In between , and while studying for the accountancy course, he also trained with three other British companies, as an accountant developee.
He worked in Australia, Bahrain and Qatar. He resides and lives in Melbourne, Australia.
* Alumnus Dr. Qais Ghanem is publishing his 3rd book in English. The book will be launched in October, 2012 and is entitled My Arab Spring: My Canada.
The book is co-authored by Elie Nasrallah a Lebanese Immigration Consultant in Ottawa.
The book discusses Arab immigration and integration into the Canadian society. How the Arab immigrants in Canada will be affected by the Arab Spring and how it is going to change their life and how it will change Canada. It will be available for sale at www.amazon.com at a price of $12.
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem published a booklet of poetry which contained translations of poems from the East and the West. The booklet was published in Arabic and issued free with the Dubai Cultural magazine.
* Alumnus Dr. Abdulla A Al-Sayyari stumbled on a research paper on Qat by the late Wijdan Luqman, the physician and graduate of Aden College. He described Dr. Wijdan as a highly academic physician. In other words he was a clinical scientist.
An extremely small minority of doctors can claim to belong to this category.
In fact very few doctors ever wrote a single scientific paper in their lifetime in a peer-reviewed cited Journal.
Wajdan wrote many including one of the earliest scientific papers discussing the clinical and social effects of Qat. He
published the paper in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine exactly 36 years ago.
* As part of Aden College video interview series coducted by Dr. Qais Ghanem, alumnus Ashraf Girgrah (1955-1959) was interviewed in Ottawa, August 2012. To watch the interview click here.
To participate in Aden College video interview series, distance is no longer a barrier. Video interviews can be conducted via Skype. Drop Dr. Qais Ghanem a line at email@example.com to schedule an interview.
* Dr. Abdulla Al Sayyari prepared a complete study to establish a kidney disease and transplantation centre in Aden. The project was to be supervised by the Ministry of Health, Aden University and the Governate of Aden. The source of finance was to come from the Ministry of Health, University of Aden, Charitable Organizations, Kidney Patients Friends Society, Relevant International Societies and Individual donations. Unfortunately, the project was torpedoed by Yemeni officials red tape, bureaucracy, lack of interest and support.
Click to read the study.