His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, visited a number of government schools in Dubai and Sharjah on the first day of the academic year to inspect their readiness to receive students for the academic year 2010/2011.
HH Sheikh Mohammed began his tour with a visit al Nukhba Model School in Dubai, where he attended the morning assembly and listened to the school’s morning programme. He was briefed by the school’s principal Khawla Al Abdooli on the procedures taken on the first school day. He expressed appreciation for the efforts of the principal and the teaching staff and urged them to work harder to contribute to the development of the educational process.
At Al Marqiyah Boys School for Basic Education in Sharjah he was welcomed by the school’s principal Fatima Ghanim and the teaching staff. HH Sheikh Mohammed inspected a number of classrooms and other facilities and ordered that additional facilities be built in the school. He also directed Education Minister Humaid Mohammed Obeid Al Qattami to meet the schools’ needs and to provide them with all necessary support and modern equipment.
HH Sheikh Mohammed’s third stop was at Maryam School for Basic Education in Sharjah, where he inspected the various facilities of the school and met with the school’s principal Aisha Al Hameli and the school teachers. At the morning assembly one of the teachers delivered a poem in honour of HH Sheikh Mohammed. Concluding his tour, HH Sheikh Mohammed expressed his cabinet’s keenness to provide all needed educational requirements to promote and advance the education system in the country.
Dubai Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Cabinet Affairs Minister HE Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Education HE Humaid Mohammed Obeid Al Qattami, Director of Sheikh Mohammed's Office Lt. General Musabbah Rashid Al Fattan, Mohammed Juma Al Nabooda, HE Dubai Director of Protocol and Hospitality Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, other several sheikhs and senior officials accompanied Sheikh Mohammed in his tour.
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