In response to the directives of his Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, to promote cooperation and build partnerships and networking with the graduates and national companies, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, organized on Tuesday 29th of September 2015, the first Graduates Forum of students who studied at the expense of the Ministry for the academic year 2013-2014, with a total of 297 male and female students, who received diplomas in various disciplines. During the Forum the graduates were honored and presented their experiences during their study abroad, also the strategic partners were honored, who participated in the joint initiatives and projects and who have signed Memorandums of Understanding with the Ministry on employment such as Tawazon, DUCAB, NPCC and the Emirates Space Agency. His Excellency Mr. Saif Rashed Al Mazrouei, Adviser to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, gave a speech on this occasion stated: My sons the graduates, parents, dear guests, attendees May peace and God's mercy and blessings be upon you.. It is a pleasure that we meet today to celebrate a batch of our graduates who have dedicated their time and efforts to reach the goals that they were sent to achieve in the various disciplines that serve the plans, programs and strategies of the beloved homeland which waited for them to be building blocks in the UAE, qualified and certified to the highest scientific degrees,,,,,, as human competencies in line with the requirements of the wise leadership and the national strategy. As we congratulate today graduates of the academic year 2013/2014, and we invite them all to consider the stages of study and excellence as the first step in the road towards achievement and excellence in work and productivity in the spirit of initiative and innovation,,,, You are in exceptional and extraordinary times and homeland, and leaders that motivate everyone to uplift this nation and walk towards the prospect of prosperity to reach the top,,,, the top that his Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of State, has drawen the path to, and his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates. God bless you and give you success in your careers and your bright future. The Graduate Saif Ali Al Rashash gave a speech saying: In the name of God the merciful, Blessings and peace be upon our prophet Muhammad and his family His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Esteemed guests, Today my colleagues and I are honored to meet you in the first Graduates Forum, as it gives us an opportunity to give our thanks and gratitude for the care of his Excellency gave to the scholarship students, and his instructions to provide the best and the finest possible learning environment, so we can raise our performance and achieve academic achievements, we give our thanks also to all the departments of the Ministry, the staff and employees of the various Cultural Attachés, and our embassies, which were keen on our comfort and safety wherever we traveled. Your continuous giving, and your growing efforts, as long as students are awarded scholarships to be builders of our nation and for its development and dignity. Yes we graduated and obtained our undergraduate certificates after a lot of efforts, defiance and perseverance to read. Yes we left our country but thanks to the good reputation of our beloved nation and the assistance of the State’s diplomatic missions abroad, we were able to overcome the feelings of alienation and we went back to our homeland after achieving our goals. The great benefit which accrue to the State by sending students to study abroad is not only in academic education but extends to introduce scholarship countries to our culture, customs and traditions that we hold on to wherever we are, it's an opportunity that all who stand on this earth wish for, and we found it by the grace of God and the patronage of the leadership available to anyone who wishes to provide what could uplift our dear nation. We promise to be the mainstay of this nation, and achieve what you planted in us, of love, loyalty and sacrifice, and keenness to work and lead do our duty, and be of help to our scholarship colleagues that come after us, that we will have continuing dialogue with you, with our colleagues, and our institutions, to exchange ideas and experiences, and for greater achievements under our leadership which was generous to their children with all forms of giving, and we will continue to work under its triumphant flag as long as we live. Under the leadership of his Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, under the guidance of his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and the attention and patronage of his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates. Peace, mercy and blessings of God.
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