18 school toppers honoured

DUBAI — Eighteen young girls from across the network of Global Education Management Systems (Gems)-managed schools in the UAE, were presented the “Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Award for Academic Excellence” at a ceremony held at Dubai American Academy on Saturday.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 24 May 2005, 10:33 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:30 PM

Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education, in the presence of Sunny Varkey, Chairman, Varkey Group, and other local dignitaries and academicians from Gems schools, honoured the students with the award and scholarships which entitles 50 per cent waiver on tuition fees for the following academic year.

The students, the first batch to receive the award, were selected for demonstrating exceptional academic achievements, commitment towards preserving the environment and for being individuals with values that make them good world citizens.

Addressing the guests and winners, Shaikh Nahyan commended the participation of all in such activities that promote excellence and support innovation in schools and gives an opportunity to acknowledge outstanding students.

He congratulated the students on receiving the award named after Shaikha Fatima, a person whose support for excellence in schools is truly inspiring. “We applaud her strong conviction that education is fundamental to a better life and a successful future,” he said, adding: “We are continually impressed by her determination to nurture and support all useful educational initiatives in the UAE.”

Wishing each of the winner every success to move ahead in their life as productive members of the global community, Shaikh Nahyan expressed hope that the winners will become role models for learning and sources of inspiration for their colleagues. He added, “excellence in our students and in our institutions and we believe that the winners can make a positive difference in the life of their families and their communities.”

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