ABU DHABI -- Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, on Wednesday attended a ceremony organised by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, ACTVET, to celebrate the graduation of 331 Emirati students, who make up the 7th batch of graduates from the different branches of Secondary Technical School (STS) and the Applied Technology High School (ATHS).

The ceremony was also attended by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education; Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of ACTVET; Dr. Ahmad Abdulmanan Alawar, Managing Director of the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT); Rashida Nachef, Director of ATHS System; Aza Mana Saeed Al Otaiba, Director of the ATHS's Girls Campus in Al Ain; senior officials and parents of the graduates.

Sheikh Nahyan said the UAE leadership's vision for building national capabilities and nurturing talents had culminated in the achievements made by ACTVET which groups a number of efficient technical educational institutions such as IAT, Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute, ADVETI, Fatima College of Health Sciences and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic.

Sheikh Nahyan congratulated the graduates and their families and wished them further success.

At the end of the ceremony, the graduates took the oath of loyalty and allegiance to the UAE and were honoured by Sheikh Nahyan and Hussain Al Hammadi.

Source: Emirates News Agency