Heir Apparent honours achievers

March 04, 2013 - 2:58:42 am

The Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with outstanding students at the annual Education Excellence Day held at the Qatar National Convention Center yesterday.

Doha: The Heir Apparent      H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday honoured 24 outstanding academic achievers at the annual Education Excellence Day.

The ceremony, held at the Qatar National Convention Center, was attended by the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister  

H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani, the Chairman of Administrative Control and Transparency Authority H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah and a number of senior officials.

The Heir Apparent, who is also the Chairman of the Supreme Education Council, presented the awards to platinum and gold medal winners.

In his opening remarks, the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Secretary General of the Supreme Education Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (EED) H E Saad bin Ibrahim Al Mahmoud said that development can only be attained through serious investment in suitable education.

“It is a pride for Qatar to celebrate its excellent children in education, including PhD holders, undergraduate students, secondary school graduates, teachers and outstanding schools,” the Minister said.

He also said that investing in the Qatari youth will remain the foremost wager of the education sector toward sustainable development and to realize the goals and objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030.

“As we live in a changing world, where knowledge changes and grows at an accelerated pace, it is imperative for us to keep up the pace with the technical and scientific developments in a universal community heading toward globalization, in which there is a place only for the excellent and the creative,” the Minister said.

The celebration also aims to encourage all individuals and educational institutions to improve their performance and strengthen the positive trends towards knowledge and outstanding scientific research.

Among the winners were Dr Aiman Mohmood M Erbad and Muna Nafa H Al Obaidly, who received the PhD platinum award and the platinum medal for outstanding teacher respectively. 

Mariam Abdulrazak Ahmed Al Meer was declared the outstanding university student in platinum medal category.

  In the platinum student award category Maryam Yousef Ali Obaidan, Mohammed Ahmad Hashem Al Sada, Maryam Mohammed Saeed Abdulla and Ali Hamad A Al Thani were declared the winners.

Winners of the outstanding university student award gold medals were Lolwa Yaqoub Y Al Jefairi, Ahmad Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, Shahd Jamal Nasser Al Awami Al Hajri, AlJawhara Hassan A A Al Thani.

  The outstanding students in gold medal category included Mohammed Rashid M Al Sulaiti, Fatima Mohammed Al Maadid, Reem Rashid M Al Khulaifi, Jawaher Shafeea Rashed Al Marri, Al Anood Hamad A Al Kuwari, Nada Mohammed Wafa Arakji, Dhabiya Juma Abdullah Al Kubaisi, Fatima Salem Al Yazidi Al Yafei, Sarah Yousef Abdullah Al Mehaiza.

The scientific research-gold medal was won by Wesal Al Nahdi Arresala.

Meanwhile, the Gulf English Private School and Ahmed bin Hanbal Independent Secondary School for Boys received the outstanding school golden awards.

Maymouna Elementary Independent School for Girls was declared the best performing school in Qatar according to the Comprehensive Educational Assessment. The annual awards aim to promote innovation and entrench the culture of scientific excellence in the Qatari society. 

Maryam Yusuf Obaidan delivered a speech on behalf of the outstanding students. 

The Peninsula