In attendance were: His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chair of the CNA-Q's Board of Trustees; H.E. Dr. Issa bin Saad Al-Jafali Al-Nuami, Minister of Minister for Administrative Development and Labour and Social Affairs; Dr. Ibrahim Al-Naimi Undersecretary, Ministry of Education and Higher Education; Hon. Allan Hawkins, Minister, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; H.E. Idris Ibrahim Gamil, Minister of Justice, Sudan; Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al Mulla, CEO of Qatar Petrochemical Company and member of CNA-Q’s Board of Trustees; and members of CNA-Q’s Board of Trustees.
Students graduated from over 30 programs, which are each tailored to the needs of Qatar’s economy. The number of graduates in each discipline include: 160 from Business Studies, 222 from Engineering Technology, 74 from Health Sciences and 68 from Information Technology programs.
“We are so pleased to see strong, capable graduates enter the Qatari workforce year after year,” said College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, President, Dr. Ken MacLeod. “These graduates are the reason we are here. As the future leaders of Qatar, you are the motivation to continue offering high-quality technical, hands-on education. With the credentials they received tonight, these students will become the leaders that Qatar has envisioned in the National Vision 2030.
The ceremony was also a time to hear from CNA-Q’s Class of 2018 co-valedictorians, Mr. Mohammed Atif Mohamed Khan, a Mechanical Engineering Technology (Industrial Maintenance) graduate, and Ruqaia Mohammed Zarea, Business Management - Human Resource Management graduate sponsored by Qatar Power Company.
Graduates were extended congratulations on their academic accomplishments by H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Chair of CNA-Q’s Board of Trustees:
“Your graduation is a great achievement and I am pleased to join you this evening to celebrate a significant and very important milestone in your lives. To CNA-Q’s 2018 Graduating Class, I am proud to say that your hard work, determination, and commitment to your studies have paid off. Congratulations to you!