04 Mar 2018 – 11:40

Emir attends Education Excellence Day


Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized the 11th edition of the Education Excellence Day ceremony which took place at Doha Sheraton Hotel on Sunday morning.

The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, a number of Ministers and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to .the Qatar, senior education officials and parents of the outstanding students.

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Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Dr Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi underlined that the Emir’s patronage of the ceremony and honoring of the winners of the Education Excellence Day award carries many meanings and indications that reflect His Highness’s great attention to the education system and its outputs, and to the preparation of young cadres equipped with the knowledge and skills capable of meeting the requirements of the homeland and its aspirations for more progress and prosperity.

The Minister said that the winners of the Excellence award and their predecessors represent an added value to the national capacities in various fields, stressing that they must shoulder the responsibility for participating in implementing the directives of the Emir, meeting the requirements for opening the economy to initiatives and investment, paying attention to educational achievement in various disciplines, self-reliance and fighting dependency.

On behalf of the honoured, excellence award winner in the PhD category, Dr Ali Saleh Al Menhali, expressed gratitude and appreciation to the wise leadership for the opportunities, academic options and human potentials, and for the establishment of a school environment that is incubating and supportive of scientific excellence.

Al Menhali underlined that high-quality education that meets the needs of development and responds to the demands of the age and its rapid changes is the way to build national capacities and achieve the goals of development, in order to enable the State keep pace with the advanced countries.

A film about the march of excellence for the outstanding winners of the 2018 award in various categories and their future aspirations to serve their country was displayed during the ceremony.

The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani then honored the winners of the Education Excellence Day award for the year 2018.