80.1% of Abu Dhabi students pass Grade 12 exams

80.1% of Abu Dhabi students pass Grade 12 exams
Six Egyptian students were among the top ten, two students were from Syria, one from Jordan and one student from the UK

Abu Dhabi - An Egyptian student living in Al Dhafra, managed to score the top mark with an impressive 99.8 per cent



By Jasmine Al Kuttab

Published: Fri 9 Jun 2017, 11:11 PM

Last updated: Sat 10 Jun 2017, 1:22 AM

A whopping 80.1 per cent of Abu Dhabi's 12th Grade students passed their exams under the UAE Ministry of Education Curriculum, announced the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).

Seven of the top ten students in Abu Dhabi were from Al Dhafra, while three were from Al Ain, including eight boys and two girls.
Six Egyptian students were among the top ten, two students were from Syria, one from Jordan and one student from the UK.
The majority of the Emirati top students were from Al Ain (12 in total), while seven were from the Capital City and one from Al Dhafra.

Rawdah Al Attar, an Egyptian student living in Al Dhafra, managed to score the top mark with an impressive 99.8 per cent.

Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Director General, ADEC, congratulated the outstanding students and wished them success in their higher studies.

Dr Al Nuaimi also advised the students to maintain their excellence and praised the great efforts made by members of administrative and teaching bodies throughout the year.



He also conveyed the warmest greetings and congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

He stressed that the interest of UAE's leadership is in education and development, and thus it is imperative to provide students and teachers with the motivation and skills they need, in order to cross the pathway to success.


"Today we are graduating the first batch of ADEC's secondary school students, which aims at qualifying them at global levels."

"Our responsibility is to prepare and equip our children with knowledge and ethics."

He pointed out that the efforts to develop the education system and enhance the skills and capabilities of children across the nation will thus continue.  


"The high school certificate is not the end of a stage, but the beginning of a long journey, in which there are many choices and diverse opportunities," he added.

"The real advantage lies in reaching the right choice and taking the best opportunity. If we look to the near future, we will find huge changes in the economy and in the labour market."

Mohammed Salem Al Dhahiri, ADEC's school operations executive director, also congratulated the students and members of the educational field for their efforts throughout the academic year.

Al Dhaheri addressed the successful students and highlighted that they must continue pursuing their dreams.

"They are the leaders of tomorrow and the builders of the future."

jasmine@khaleejtimes.com



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