It was with great pride that Madinat Zayed and Ruwais Colleges held their third Graduation Ceremony for the thriving Work Readiness Program run at the colleges.
They were honoured to welcome H.E. Hamood Humaid M. Al Mansouri from the Municipality, Salem Eisa Al Mazrouei from Al Gharbia Hospitals and Mohamed Suhail Al Mazrouei from the Diwan, among many other important guests who came from the community to join the celebration of the student’s hard work and success.
“I feel so honoured, I never thought I could do this, I never imagined that I would be receiving my certificate in front of all these important people,” said one excited student, clutching his certificate.
Some students are now seeking further study, having tasted academic success. One graduate, Bushra said she was thinking of changing her future plans.
“Now I am going to complete my study at HCT and try for a bachelor,” she said.
She said that she will never forget the good memories she has of her time at college, the friends she has made and the activities, like participating in Health Day and the National Day celebrations.
It was a great day for all the students – arriving early with their families, who came to enjoy their achievement. It was also a sad day, some were saying goodbye to friends and teachers they had met at the college, but all knew that they were now going on to better opportunities than they could have hoped for, before taking the course.
Ekhlas, a student, said: “I loved working and learning together with my group. The teaching was different, but so good. It is great to learn new things; I especially liked my IT teacher.”
Iman said: “I will keep the good memory with me forever of my time studying at the colleges.”
Colleges’ Program Supervisor Hesham Shehab said: “I was very happy to see all of my 79 WRP students graduate in the presence of their families. I am even happier to see that we were able to bring about changes to their hearts and minds.
“Now they are ready to join any work environment because of their own hard work, study and the support of their teachers over the past year and a half.”