His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman of Dubai Airports, honored today (Tuesday) the 6th batch of master’s graduates from Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government
In his opening remarks at the ceremony, His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of MBRSG, said: “The success of Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government in record time is the result of the vision and inspiration of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and his commitment to creating an educational sector focused on administrative sciences and leadership arts, which has created a strong foundation to build our nation’s future leaders.”
“MBRSG has progressively evolved to become a foremost institution that teaches and prepares its students to become influential decision-makers, planners and leaders. The school is an important source of research and human development studies and an attractive learning destination for young leaders and innovators from both within and outside the UAE,” he added.
“We are proud of the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government’s scope in creating educational and training opportunities to help organisations best utilise their human resources. We strive continuously to develop the potential of the school and to build on its success in meeting the requirements of tomorrow's leaders by providing an array of masters’ programmes that have been formulated and structured to the highest international standards,” His Excellency continued.
The ceremony witnessed the graduation of 83 students in the following programmes: Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Innovation Management (MIM).
His Excellency Al Qattami concluded by announcing the school’s intention to allocate specific programmes for the granting of a PhD degree, in light of the growing demand for postgraduate programmes, and to develop MBRSG as an integrated scientific, educational and research centre for the region.
Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG said: “Each year, we proudly witness the graduates of the masters’ programmes, who will surely represent a quality addition to their future work arenas through the global skills and management experience they have gained by studying at MBRSG. We wish them the very best as they start a new chapter of their lives – a chapter that will see many of them improving the working environment of the government and establishing new and productive approaches to government action based on innovation, creativity and unconventional ideas. It is by empowering them to achieve such goals that we can achieve economic breakthroughs that deliver state leadership in all fields.”
“Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government is a key pillar in the development of the government and we continue to lay the groundwork for developing future leaders through our educational programmes. We do this in order to implement the directions of the UAE in building a knowledge-based economy, meet the aspirations of our country and create a better tomorrow for future generations,” he added.
Student and journalist Sami Al Reyami gave the graduates’ speech during the ceremony, stressing the unique study experience at MBRSG. He noted that the graduated students are already pioneers in their institutions, with a number of responsibilities and that they enrolled at MBRSG to achieve greater personal development in order to better serve society. He reiterated that the graduates are keen to meet the challenges of the future and create new opportunities that enhance the competitiveness of the state and achieve leadership in all fields.
Al Reyami also highlighted that the UAE is witnessing major developments and measurable achievements, especially in the field of high education. This stems from the firm conviction that successful education is a real and important investment in the future of society and one of the key factors in the development of the country. On behalf of all the graduates, Al Reyami pledged that they would take the responsibility placed upon them from their graduation to perform their duties and contribute to the development of their precious homeland, the foundations of which were laid by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum honoured the graduates, praising their commitment to their studies and wishing them further success, adding that the creativity and innovation they have demonstrated will help them during their professional careers and in serving their country. His Highness praised the efforts exerted by the educational institutions in the UAE – in particular MBRSG - through their graduation of distinguished cadres of students equipped with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to face the future with confidence and achieve all their ambitions and aspirations.