Under the patronage, and in the presence, of His Excellency Muhammad Omran Al-Shamsi, HCT Chancellor, the HCT-Dubai Men’s College (DMC) recently held a graduation ceremony for its 21st and 23rd cohorts, which saw 1060 male and female students graduate from Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor, and Master’s programmes.
H.E. Al Shamsi addressed the graduates in the ceremony stating that “the Higher Colleges of Technology are committed to a national message based on building a citizen proud of his identity, values, and traditions. The colleges contributed to the State’s labour market qualified graduates in the applied and scientific fields to meet the needs of the national development.”
“HCT male and female graduates work now with dedication in our federal and local national institutes, and in the private sector, making role models of the graduated citizens who gain knowledge and skills that keep pace with the requirements of the age. The colleges will continue this role, thanks to God, and the guidance of our wise leadership and community support which we are proud of,” H.E. Al-Shamsi added.
Dr. Tayeb Kamali, HCT Vice Chancellor, emphasised the colleges’ commitment to graduate national generations who are able to face challenges of the labour market in the coming years, and who are able to effectively contribute to the constant development and modernisation of the UAE.
“Throughout the past years, since the establishment of the Higher Colleges of Technology, we have worked hard to keep up with the great development of the state, and to supplement the public and private sectors with qualified and trained national experts in different disciplines. To date, the HCT has graduated 70,000 male and female students who are reliable and take on much responsibility in all their work sites,” Dr Kamali said.
The guest of honour for the graduation ceremony was coach/manager of the UAE football team, engineer Mahdi Ali, a DMC graduate himself, who addressed the graduates saying: “You are now on the threshold of a new phase to translate and practise your knowledge and experiences. It is a transitional stage that requires self-confidence and determination. You should know that the road for distinction is open for hard workers and dedicators. I’m sure that you have firm determination, and will be able to achieve the success you seek.”
The speech on behalf of the graduates was presented by graduate Mishal Al-Marzooqi, who thanked His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, President of UAE, may God protect him, and his brother His H.H Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, for their constant support to sciences and knowledge of the people of UAE.