Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology, the HCT’s Abu Dhabi/Khalifa City Women’s Colleges held a combined graduation ceremony today.
Over 500 students graduated in various fields of Applied Communications, Business, Computer and Information Science, Education, Electronics Engineering, and Health Sciences.
The ceremony was held in ADWC’s spacious Emirates Hall, where graduates were accompanied by their families and special guests.
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan delivered an inspiring speech to encourage the graduates to continue seeking excellence and to make a positive difference for the nation.
Following his message, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan presented the graduates with their diplomas and degrees, amid cheers and applause from proud colleagues and family members in the audience.
Also congratulating graduates were HCT Vice Chancellor Dr. Tayeb Kamali and Ms. K. Shelly Porges, who leads the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) at the U.S. State Department.
Dr. Kamali, congratulated the 540 graduates on the special occasion. “We are all very proud to see so many of our talented female students graduate today and we hope that their time at the Higher Colleges of Technology will encourage a love of learning as they embark on their lives of continuous discovery,” he said.
“I am sure that the HCT has instilled in them the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in their new careers and that it has developed them into well-educated and well-prepared graduates, who will make important contributions to their communities and to our nation,” he added.
Dr. Kamali added that the students’ graduation was due to the insight and wisdom of the UAE’s leaders. “Our nation’s leaders are wonderful supporters of HCT’s ongoing commitment to excellence in education, which has enabled us to provide cutting edge and relevant programs to our students, preparing them for in-demand careers in this increasingly globalised economy,” Dr. Kamali concluded.
“These graduates have taken a difficult but rewarding path, and we are very proud of them,” stated Dr. Jace Hargis, AD/KCWC’s Director. “They have achieved so much up to this point, and we expect even greater things from them in the future. We wish for all of them the chance to pursue their dreams.”
The numbers of students graduating from the various programs are as follows:
Applied Communications: 48
Computer and Information Science: 144
Electronics Engineering: 11
Health Sciences: 63