Winners Of Education Excellence Award Are Honored By Amir
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Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani honoured yesterday the 83 winners of the Education Excellence Award, who are master and doctorate’s degree holders, university and high schools graduates and outstanding primary and preparatory education students, in addition to the winners in the categories of an outstanding teacher and school and scientific research.

The 13th Education Excellence Day Award ceremony 2020 took place at Doha Sheraton Hotel yesterday under the theme ‘Excellence Builds Generations’. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, a number of Their Excellencies Sheikhs and Ministers, a number of Their Excellencies heads of the diplomatic missions accredited to the State, senior officials in the education, higher education and research sector and parents of the outstanding students.

About 300 candidates including students of schools and universities as well teachers and educational institutions contested for 13th Education Excellence Award in nine categories of the award — excellent student (primary, preparatory and secondary school separately), excellent student of university, excellent teacher and excellence scientific research, master degree holder, PhD degree holder, excellence school.

Education Excellence Day (EED) award aims at consolidating and promoting the culture of excellence in the field of education by celebrating outstanding winners. The award is designed to create healthy competition among all educational practitioners to show the best practice with due perfection and dedication.    

A film about the 2020 Award and the winners in various categories and their future aspirations to serve their country was screened during the ceremony.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Education and Higher Education, H E Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulwahed Al Hammadi expressed his thanks and gratitude for H H the Amir’s honour and patronisation of the ceremony, and 

His  Highness’ gracious sponsoring of this award since its inception 13 years ago.

The Minister of Education and Higher Education hailed the important role and sincere efforts of the late former Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Sheikha Ahmed Al Mahmoud, who contributed to the development of education in Qatar and was one of the founders of the Education Excellence Award.

His Excellency indicated that this edition of the Award has witnessed a qualitative development in terms of the nature of participations and the honoured persons, as about 300 students and educational institutions compete for this award, 83 of whom met the criteria for excellence.

H E the Minister added that this year has witnessed the participation of a greater number of military educational institutions, such as the Police College and the Al Zaeem Air College, in addition to the Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College which participated in the past.

H E the Minister pointed out that this edition witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of honorees in the higher education category, especially among students and graduates of national universities. 

H E Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulwahed Al Hammadi said that the Ministry of Education has been working to provide the best educational cadres and develop their capabilities through training programs that adopt the best standards and are consistent with the Qatari values and culture, and cover 19 specialties targeting school principals, management staff and teachers. H E the Minister affirmed that Qatar has spared no effort in providing all means of care and privileges at home and abroad, noting that as an encouragement for the outstanding persons in the educational field, they will be provided the opportunity to be ambassadors of the State of Qatar at relevant regional and international conferences and forums.

H H the Amir met with the winners of the Education Excellence Award 2020 on the sidelines of the ceremony held at the Doha Sheraton hotel yesterday.

During the meeting, H H the Amir exchanged conversations with the winners, praising their performance and achievements. His Highness also stressed the importance of the post-education stage that requires everyone to work together and make efforts to increase production and contribute to the development process in Qatar. His Highness noted the need to continue achievements in order to serve the country.

For their part, the winners expressed great thanks and gratitude to HH  the Amir for the opportunity to meet His Highness and honour them, stressing their keenness to go ahead and continue with efforts and giving to serve the State and the society.

The meeting was attended by H E the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani. 



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