Under the patronage of UAE president His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai attended the graduation ceremony of 315 male students from the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) on June 11.
The event, held at HCT-Dubai, Men’s Campus, was conducted in the presence of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chancellor of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice-Chancellor of HCT together with many distinguished guests, HCT Directors, senior academic staff, faculty and the students’ families.
The graduates represented the six core program disciplines at the HCT and they received credentials in higher diploma and bachelor programs.
The degrees add to the more than 52,000 credentials earned by HCT graduates since 1991. The graduates included students from all HCT male campuses; from the HCT paramedics program; and graduates from the Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College, the courses for which are overseen by HCT.
Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology, thanked the UAE’s leaders who consistently supported the importance of education in order to produce the next generation of leaders.
“Our leaders’ generous support of our students and their strong backing of the Higher Colleges of Technology are essential to our continued progress and success,” he said.
“They are great supporters of HCT’s ongoing commitment to excellence in education through technology and innovation, which has enabled us to provide cutting edge and relevant technologies to our students, preparing them for in-demand careers in this increasingly globalised economy,” Dr. Kamali added.
Dr. Kamali has further congratulated all of the graduates on this significant occasion. “We hope that graduates’ time at the Higher Colleges of Technology will encourage their curiosity, creativity and love of learning as they embark on lives of continuous learning and discovery,” he said.
“We believe HCT has instilled in them the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a changing world and has developed them into well-educated and well-prepared graduates, who will make important contributions to their communities and to our nation,” Dr Kamali concluded.
Dr. Mark Drummond, Provost of the Higher Colleges of Technology congratulated the graduates on the momentous occasion.
“HCT is fortunate that His Highness, the Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is honoring our top male graduate for this year,” Dr. Drummond said.
“Under the enlightened leadership and visit of our Chancellor Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, HCT strives to provide the highest quality education to UAE Nationals, thus enabling them to take their place in the UAE society and to help build the future of the country,” he added.
“To date HCT has graduated over 50,000 Emiratis, most of whom now occupy important places in business, government or their own private businesses. We are proud of our graduates, and we are very grateful to the Prime Minister for coming to recognize the achievements of these fine young men.”