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Shaikh Mohammed said on his Twitter page: "The UAE needs the talents, dedicated efforts and the enthusiasm of every man and woman of our new graduates. Graduation moments are unforgettable. [I am] happy to share these moments with our graduates and wish them all the best in their careers.”
Some 315 students were honoured at the graduation ceremony along with a special group of 25 aviation officers and 13 paramedics.
Shaikh Mohammed also received a special plaque from Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research on behalf of the HCT.
Shaikh Nahyan's son, Shaikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, also received his degree from Shaikh Mohammed and he delivered a speech on behalf of the graduating cohort.
Addressing the graduates, Shaikh Nahyan said: "I congratulate each and every one of you, hoping that you will fulfil your future role in empowering society to achieve technical and technological advancement.”
He added, "Shaikh Mohammed represents a pioneering example of leadership and achievement, locally, regionally and internationally. We particularly appreciate your profound vision and wise directives for educating UAE youth in light of your strong belief in the importance of education in the progress of the UAE and its significant role in the national work plans at all levels.”
He also appreciated the directives by the Vice-President on education of Emiratis being a major component for the development and progress.
He thanked General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his follow up and support to the HCT.
Speaking with Khaleej Times, Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice-Chancellor of the HCT said: "This is a very special year as we have a total of 3,300 graduating students, taking the total number of HCT graduates to more than 52,000. These graduates are highly sought after for their technical knowledge and expertise.”
The Higher Colleges of Technology is the UAE's largest higher educational institution with 19,000 students receiving education at 17 modern campuses for men and women spread across the UAE. The HCT offers some 90 educational programmes at the Bachelor, Higher Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Diploma levels. – Khaleej Times
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