Under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and with his attendance, the annual graduation ceremony of Kuwait University (KU) for the academic year 20102011 was held Monday morning, at Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Theater at Shuwaikh Campus.
His Highness the Amir was greeted upon arrival to the venue by Minister of Education and of Higher Education Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, KU Rector Dr. Abdellatif Ahmad Al-Bader, and KU faculty members.
The ceremony was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Ahmad Al-Saadoun, former speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi, senior Sheikhs, Deputy Chief of National Guard Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, top state officials, and graduates' families.
After the customary kickoff with a recitation of the Holy Quran, Minister Al-Hajraf addressed the gathering and noted the centennial of regular education in the State of Kuwait. He recalled the establishment of the university over 50 decades ago, and stressed it is an institution of international caliber where there is constant effort to introduce the latest specialties and to look ahead and prepare for the nation's future.
The minister expressed appreciation for His Highness the Amir for his non-faltering care for students and educators and the institutions that serve them. Addressing the gathering next was KU Rector Dr. Abdellatif Ahmad Al-Bader. He said educational institutions are in reality in charge of a nation's most important and vital investment, which is investment in human resources and development. The more we put into this area as we educate our new generations, the more Kuwait has to gain in future prosperity and advancement. The rector addressed the graduates and urged them to be best possible representatives and reflection of the values of their homeland, and called on them to embrace the world with all it has to offer while preserving and cherishing their genuine cultural, social, and ethical identity.
On behalf of the graduates, Hessa Salah Al-Deihan said the students would always remember His Highness the Amir gracing this ceremony to stress on his care for education and encouraging new generations to do their best and serve their country. The graduate added that the students also have the greatest appreciation for the faculty members, professors, and other staff at KU who all helped them along their scholastic years.
Following these speeches, His Highness the Amir presented the graduation certificates to the students, and later received a token of appreciation by KU in commemoration of this ceremony.