H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, honoured the top high school graduates at State level as an encouragement for them to continue their journey of excellence and distinction in education.
The honouring stems from Her Highness’s belief in the crucial role played by Emirati women in achieving the goals of development witnessed by the United Arab Emirates in all fields and sectors.
The honouring ceremony, held at Mubarak Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan School in Abu Dhabi, was attended by H.E Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, H.E Dr. Maitha Bint Salim Al Shamsi, Minister of State, Advisor to the Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, Dr. Ali Rashid
Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council, Mohammed Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of School Operations Sector at ADEC, in addition to a number of parents of those students to be honoured.
H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak “Mother of the Nation”, during her address to outstanding students delivered on Her Highness’s behalf by Al Shamsi, thanked the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates under the presidency of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bi Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, his brother H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, and H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and their brothers, the Rulers of the Emirates, for their unwavering support of the educational process and their eagerness to afford each student in the country the highest international standards to acquire science, knowledge and technology during an era of accelerated knowledge and multiple resources.
Her Highness emphasized that their directives, staunch vision and firm support played an imperative role in the excellent standards reached by our educational institutions in today’s world.
She praised the efforts exerted by H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to advance education and ensure its conformity with educational standards in advanced countries, thus, rendering excellence a perceptible characteristic of its programs and outcomes.
She said: “I have always been convinced of my female student’s distinction and capabilities to achieve the highest results. This constitutes an expression of their academic keenness and diligence so they remain to be the shining image of our dear country. I am overjoyed to see this sequential constellation of knowledge each year, which has made excellence and distinction a standard for my daughters, the students, to achieve their future aspirations with immense creativity. They have truly been our pride, the foundation of our renaissance, and the advancement of our country that witnessed an emulated experience in today’s world. I look forward to further uniqueness and academic excellence since the vision of our leaders bears wide horizons for the present and future”.
Her Highness commended the role of the Ministry of Education, the Abu Dhabi Education Council and all educational institutions, for their sincere efforts and unyielding perseverance in raising generations equipped with knowledge and filled with the sense of giving and creativity.
Her Highness congratulated outstanding students and urged them to exert further efforts to intensify their education and knowledge, in order to achieve the vision of the wise leadership and their strategic plans in continuous advancement of all stages of education. She also congratulated the parents of the outstanding and distinguished students who spared no effort in caring, supporting and directing their children.
H.E Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi presented the awards provided by H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak to outstanding students.
H.E Hussain Al Hammadi extended his sincere gratitude and appreciation to H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak for her exceptional tribute to the State’s outstanding female students, who are considered the nucleus of the future in qualifying a generation of scientists and geniuses that can contribute to the knowledge economy.
His Excellency stressed that the tribute made by H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak constitutes an exceptional initiative, much familiar to Her Highness, who has always provided special attention to education, to serve the educational development in the State, indicating that this honouring tribute will greatly contribute to raising students’ morale and will encourage them to enter the most prestigious State universities where they will be considered the foundation of a brighter future for the UAE.
He said that education in the UAE reaped many gains, the most important of which was the unwavering support of the wise leadership which paved the way for a great deal of attention that contributed to the acceleration of its development. This stems from our leadership’s staunch vision that comprehends the importance of education and its role in building civilizations, and achieving the desired renaissance and development.
He explained that the academic year 2016-2017 was witness to the graduation of the first line of Emirati School students. This success was coupled with the additional support of our leadership who made sure to honour and congratulate them on their accomplishments, indicating that H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak’s approach has always constituted a basis on which education derived the reasons for its success and the importance in continuing its development to graduate students, who are highly knowledgeable and efficiently educated to attain international competitiveness.
Al Nuaimi lauded H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak’s role and relentless efforts in supporting the Emirati woman, and her eagerness to open new horizons for learning and knowledge, until they attained a major role in promoting the development and building process in the State. Presently, we bear witness to the great contributions and apparent impact made by the Emirati woman on both a local and international level.
From his end, Al Dhaheri praised the efforts of H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak to advance the Emirati woman to the highest peaks of success and excellence. This honouring is a pride that include everyone who may have contributed to the excellence and distinction journey of students, be it administration staff, teachers or parents.
The top female graduates extended their gratitude and appreciation to H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak for her gracious patronage which is a great honour for each graduate, adding that Her Highness’s sharing of their happiness is a huge inspiration and stimulus for each graduate to advance the ladder of education and distinction. They continued by praising her immense support and encouragement to women to turn to education, and her care and follow-up until they were able to hold the most prominent positions inside and outside the State.
Maitha Al Shamis: Interest in supporting the journey of woman
H.E Dr. Maitha Bint Salim Al Shamsi, Minister of State, stressed that H.H Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood’s tribute to outstanding students constitutes an honour and support from Her Highness to UAE’s outstanding females. Furthermore, it motivates them to move forward, and draws the path for them towards other educational levels and stages.
She added that Her Highness’s tribute signifies a number of salient indicators confirming her interest in supporting the journey of women within the educational process, the foundations of which were established by the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan, and followed by H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President. In conclusion, she extended her sincere gratitude and appreciation to Her Highness for honouring the outstanding students.
Her Excellency urged students to work intently and diligently, and persevere in order to conquer the challenges of excellence, creativity and innovation which is what our dear nation seeks, through its educational and development strategies which aim at qualifying national cadres to serve their country, and take solid steps forward for the advancement of society.