Sheikh Mohammed calls Grade 12 toppers, congratulates them

Dubai Ruler takes to social media to share his good wishes

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Published: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 9:11 PM

Last updated: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 10:38 PM

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday congratulated toppers from Grade12 for their good performance in the final exams of the academic year 2021-2022.

Taking to Twitter, the Dubai Ruler said: “A while ago, I spoke with Mzoon Al-Ketbi and Somaya Al-Ketbi from high school, to congratulate them.. We congratulate all the toppers. We congratulate the high-school graduates."

“We congratulate all the fathers and mothers. We congratulate the homeland with a new batch of its sons and daughters. Its soldiers. Its men and women.The leaders of its future, and we give them good news that their coming days are more beautiful and greater, God willing.”

Sheikh Mohammed made the comments after the Emirates School Establishment announced the names of the Grade 12 toppers in public and private schools that follow the Ministry of Education curriculum.

Mzoon Khalifa Salim Alhafri Al-Ketbi, an Emirati from Falaj Al Mualla Girls School in Umm Al Quwain, Abdelrahman Moustafa Badawy Elkhalafy, an Egyptian from Abdullah bin Al Zubair Boys School in Sharjah and Somaya Abdulla Salem Hamad Al-Ketbi, an Emirati from Al Ataa School in Al Ain were the top three students.

Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology also took to Twitter to congratulate the students, parents and teachers.

“I congratulate the Grade 12 students for this leadership and excellence. Your efforts at this stage will guide your path in your next stages. The UAE expects a lot from you. You are its bet and its hope for the future. I wish you continued success and further success,” Al Amiri tweeted.

She also congratulated the parents of the students stressing that these grades are a result of their support, effort and standing by their children in this crucial educational stage in their lives.

“On this occasion, I emphasise our close partnership with parents, who are one of the most important pillars of our educational system,” she said.

To the school principals and teachers, Al Amiri said: “You are the makers of this excellence and the success achieved by our students. Your efforts are appreciated and cherished, as we move forward in the education process towards more horizons of creativity, to reach the leadership of our educational system at the global level.”

More than 28,900 Grade 12 pupils in public and private schools that follow the Ministry of Education (MoE) curriculum sat their final exams from June 13 to 17. The students were from 87 schools across the UAE.

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