Emir honours top students, teachers

 04 Mar 2014 - 4:42


The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani honouring a student at the Education Excellence Day ceremony 2013-2014 held at the Doha Sheraton yesterday. The ceremony was also attended by the Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Education Council, H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

DOHA: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday honoured academic achievers for outstanding performance, at the annual Education Excellence Day at the Doha Sheraton. 
The awards aim at encouraging innovation and developing a culture of excellence in education. 
The Prime Minister, Interior Minister and Chairman of Supreme Education Council (SEC) H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi and other dignitaries were present at Education Excellence Day 2013-2014 held under the Emir’s patronage.
The awards are presented annually to honour distinguished students and teachers. They also encourage educational institutions to improve performance and promote scientific research. 
The Emir also met students and congratulated on their achievements in the field of science and education. 
He encouraged them to keep working hard and continue their contribution to the country’s development. 
The Emir stressed Qatar’s commitment to develop educational infrastructure, highlighted the importance of Arabic language in education since it is a main component of the Qatari culture and identity.
Students expressed gratitude to the Emir for patronising the event and promised to continue to work for Qatar’s development. 
Speaking on the occasion, Al Hammadi said the awards ceremony has become a special occasion and the day reflects the leadership’s commitment to support youth and help them reach their goals. 
He praised the Emir’s support to SEC and directives of H E Sheikha Hind bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Vice-Chair of the SEC Board of Directors, and said the council developed the educational system over the past years. “It has been the practice to meet annually to celebrate Education Excellence Day, which has become a milestone in our educational journey, a clear indication of our leadership’s keen interest to prepare, qualify, build the capacity and encourage the people and honour the achievers, with the belief that Qatar’s true wealth is its human wealth.”
The Minister said the annual event is considered the highest academic honouring ceremony for outstanding individuals and educational institutions.
It has had a huge impact on promoting a culture of excellence and innovation in the educational community by adopting international standards of excellence and implementation of quality programmes. The Peninsula