HE Jameela Bint Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public
Education, expressed her pride in and appreciation of the 8th batch of National
Service female recruits for joining the National Service, through which they would
gain a new experience and learn a lot about what military life means including endurance,
patience and discipline.
Apart from consolidating such values as loyalty, belonging and
sacrifice, the National Service would also enable the female recruits to be
familiar with the basic military principles and skills, which would be
beneficial and interesting to them in their practical life, she added.
Al Muhairi extended her thanks and appreciation to Her Highness
Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President
of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and Supreme Chairwoman of
the Family Development Foundation, the ‘Mother of the UAE’, for her great role
and support for the UAE girls to take up prestigious positions and gain a
global reputation and international acclaim.
She wished all the recruits continuous success and progress in
serving their homeland, which would require concerted efforts and mutual
co-operation between men and women alike.
Al Muhairi later reviewed the efforts exerted by the Ministry of
Education to complete the process of development and radical and comprehensive change
in the frameworks and streams of education as per a modern educational
The program of the visit began with a briefing about the training
center of the Khawla Bint Al Azwar Military School, provided by the school commander,
who explained in detail the stages of training and qualification that the female
recruits underwent and the field skills they gained.
The training center also gave theoretical lectures including
military and leadership ones and others on self-development and individual and
collective skills, through which the female recruits were trained in infantry, weapons,
shooting, first aid, military skills and jujitsu. Religious and security
lectures were also given in the training center.
Al Muhairi was keen to be with the female recruits who answered the
call of duty and volunteered in the Khawla Bint Al Azwar Military School,
stressing that the spirit of co-operation, discipline and perseverance that they
showed during her visit promises ambitious generations, which believe that the
word impossible does not exist and spare no effort to promote their homeland at
She called on the National Service female recruits to volunteer at
Expo 2020 Dubai and represent the UAE before millions of visitors celebrated by
this international event, which is a distinguished global destination that enables
everyone to learn, innovate, push the wheel of progress forward and spend a
wonderful time through the exchange of ideas and mutual co-operation.
“Emirati women have the right to be proud of the achievements made
to them, which rendered them a key partner in the development process. Having
become a regional model to follow for many women in the world, Emirati women
have taken up senior positions in the UAE including speaker of Federal National
Council, minister, doctor, engineer, teacher and soldier defending the gains of
the homeland”, Al Muhairi said.
At the end of her tour, Al Muhairi thanked the students’ parents
who were keen on instilling national values in their children and raised them
to love the UAE, obey, respect and appreciate their rulers and make all
sacrifices to defend their homeland, noting that this education they received
was the motive behind the parents’ keenness for their children to join this
batch. She also urged the female
recruits to show dedication in the training field and benefit from the
experiences of commanders and trainers
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