HH Sheikha Moza attends Qatar Foundation's 3rd Convocation

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HH Sheikha Moza attends Qatar Foundation's 3rd Convocation

Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, this evening attended Education City's third Senior Convocation, where Qatar Foundation saw a new batch of graduates celebrate in Education City's Ceremonial Court. Among the 194 graduating students were QF's first ever students to be honoured with Master s Degrees. QF President Dr. Fathy Saoud attended the ceremony, along with QF Vice President for Education Dr. Abdulla Al Thani and a 5,000 strong audience of family and friends of the graduating class. Dr. Abdulla Al Thani took to the stage to offer high praise to the hardworking students.

"I would like to mention in particular those who are graduating from the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies with a Masters degree. These are the first postgraduate degrees to be awarded at Education City and it marks a very special moment for us. Masters programs are a pathway to research the creation of new knowledge which is so important to the growth of Education City into one of the world s great seats of learning, and to our country s social and economic development," he said.

Dr. Abdulla Al Thani also highlighted the significance of hosting this award ceremony each year.

"At this moment we come together to think about how much has been achieved, and how much we shall still achieve. Each Senior Convocation is a special occasion in its own right. But as this event takes place, year after year, we are building a new tradition here in Qatar a tradition that symbolizes excellence based on dedication and hard work. And this excellence will spread beyond Education City and become a habit in everything we do." Following Dr. Abdulla Al Thani's speech, the graduates proceeded on stage to receive their senior rings from QF President Dr. Fathy Saoud, who congratulated them and wished them the highest success in their careers. The graduates then gathered for a commemorative photo.