Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Zayed University will celebrate the virtual graduation ceremony Class of 2020 on 05 August.
The graduation will also host a number of ministers from the UAE Cabinet and government leaders to participate as guests speakers at the virtual graduation ceremony including Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, and President of Zayed University, Her Excellency Hessa Bu Humaid, Minister of Community Development, Her Excellency Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi, Minister of State, Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and His Excellency Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation.
Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi expressed sincere gratitude to Her Highness Sheikha Fatma bint Mubarak and recognized her continuous efforts and support towards Zayed University since its inception, which has had a significant impact on the quality of the graduates and their active contribution to the development of the UAE.
She added: "Throughout the years, Zayed University has continously introduced its students to the brightest and most influential minds in the educational space and other domains to give them the foundation they need to build resilience and prepare them for the changes of today's ever evolving world. The University has consistently aimed to equip its’ students with the skills they need to be successful in their careers and in their lives.”
"Our students are resilient and have overcome great odds to achieve their degrees. Through hosting the virtual ceremony and bringing together influential leaders, we want our graduates to know that we all celebrate their success. We are proud of their achievements and we are using this graduation as an opportunity to remind them to move forward with hope and confidence and that nothing should stop them toward pursuing their ambitions," Al Kaabi said.
To address the significant milestone of the “Class of Possibilities”, the guest speakers will share their insights with ZU's graduates, reflecting upon their own specializations and offering personal anecdotes to instill hope and optimism during these unprecendent times. By bringing together influential speakers, ZU aims to reassure its graduates and encourage them to develop new and relevant skills to meet the challenges of the future and prepare them to become future leaders and pioneers.
Despite the global social distancing guidelines, ZU's virtual graduation ceremony is set to celebrate the resilience, determination, and accomplishments of its 1,592 graduates across eight colleges.
ZU's growing number of graduates year on year reflects the University's success in building enrollment and retention. Transitioning into the digital format, the University has also launched a dedicated microsite for the virtual graduation ceremony that can be accessed by logging on to graduation.zu.ac.ae. All attendees are welcome to register to witness one the greatest spotlights the University has produced to date.