To mark the Higher Colleges of Technology’s 30thanniversary, HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and inaugural HCT Chancellor, received an HCT delegation at his Abu Dhabi palace.
The HCT delegation, led by HE Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli, UAE Minister of Human Resources and Emiratization, and HCT Chancellor, included Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, HCT President & CEO, Mohammed Al Khanbashi, Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Sultan Al Shamsi, an HCT graduate.
The delegation presented HE Sheikh Nahayan with a unique gift as an expression of HCT’s gratitude for his principal role in the establishment of the Higher Colleges of Technology, and for leading the institution successfully and fulfilled the vision of our founding leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to provide quality, distinguished education to UAE citizens.
The gift to His Excellency comprise a falcon trophy bearing Sheikh Zayed’s quotation on the importance of education, a special video, entitled “Thank You Sheikh Nahayan”, and a photo album depicting the HCT journey over a span of 30 years.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan praised the efforts of the Mother of the Nation HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, who supported the founding leader in shaping the UAE and encouraged females to pursue their education.
As a result of such magnificent support and wisdom, the UAE today sees a great increase in the numbers of females enrolled, and employed, in educational institutions.