ABU DHABI, -- H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, has attended the graduation ceremony of 1,050 Emirati students of the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education Training Institute who received a Diploma and Higher Diploma in the engineering programmes, business administration and information technology.

The event was organised under the theme "Making of the future of education and vocational training".

Sheikh Hamed congratulated the graduates and wished them good luck and to exert more efforts to continue their education as well as build their future.

The UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan supports all educational fields, especially technical and vocational education which is deemed the main pillar in the development process of the country, he said.

He also hailed the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for all initiatives and plans that develop education so as to promote the capabilities and potential of the Emirati human resources in all fields.

Among those who attended the ceremony were Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and a number of educational figures, parents and teaching and administrative staff as well as the graduates.

"Abu Dhabi Vocational Education Training Institute continues to be firm and supportive in its efforts to develop education in the country through provision of high quality education to our students in a variety of vital professional specialties which is an important milestone in building a sustainable economy for the UAE," Al Hammadi emphasised He extended thanks to Sheikh Hamed for attending the event which had a positive impact on the students and stimulate them to continue the excellence march in their practical life. He also thanked parents for their willingness to follow up and for meeting the needs of their sons and daughters in order to excel in their studies.

Source: Emirates News Agency