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Qatar University graduation with support from QFFD

Qatar University organizes a graduation ceremony for 144 students from the center for Arabic language for non-native speakers with support from Qatar fund for development   

The Center for the Arabic Language for Non-Native Speakers at Qatar University (QU), with the support of the Qatar Fund for Development, celebrated the graduation of the center's students who came from all continents of the world and are distributed among more than fifty nationalities.  

The ceremony witnessed the graduation of 144 male and female students, including 52 from developing countries, from the Qatar Scholarships Program sponsored and funded by the Qatar Fund for Development, which aims to expand access to higher education through scholarships and empower future leaders to contribute to sustainable development around the world.  

The graduation ceremony was attended by: Dr. Omar Al-Ansari, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mr. Ali Al-Dabbagh, Deputy Director General for Planning from the Qatar Fund for Development, Dr. Ahmed Al-Zahari, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Abdulaziz Muhammad Al-Mutawa, Assistant Dean for the Languages, Media and Translation Sector, and Dr. Abdullah Abdul Rahman, Director of the Arabic Language Center for Non-Native Speakers, the Assistant Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a group of faculty members, in addition to the graduates and students of the center.  

Dr. Abdullah Abdul Rahman expressed his happiness and offered his congratulations to the students by wishing them a successful future, on their journey with the Arabic language.  

Dr. Abdullah said that as a result of the good reputation of the Centre; various cultural partnership agreements have been signed with various universities, in addition to about 30 agreements signed during the past five years. The most prominent of these agreements is the strategic agreement signed by Qatar University with the Qatar Fund for Development, according to which the fund provides 300 hundred scholarships to students of developing countries over four years.”  

“Through a clear five-year plan, the center will begin to expand, due to the significant increase in the number of applicants, and it is expected that the center will receive the program Al-Sabahi will have 200 students next year, and this number will increase by 20% over the next five years,” he adds.  

In her address as a representative of the program's alumni, Bosnian student Saira Hajalic talked about her first days at Qatar University and how she joined the center with the rest of her classmates. "We were all excited, even if our excitement was mixed with anxiety," she added, "thrilled because we are about to embark on a new trip, and they are anxious since it is a new experience for us."  

This ceremony was also marked by a beautiful poem by the Indonesian student, Khadija Palma, from the Qatar Scholarships Program. She also commended the efforts of the country's political leadership, which made the State of Qatar a meeting place for all students.  

The graduation ceremony included various segments, including a documentary film that expressed the center's most prominent activities during the academic year 2021-2022, in addition to a film prepared by the students about their academic and cultural life during this academic year under the title "Unforgettable Days". The graduate students also performed a short heritage play in Arabic, entitled "A Dirham is People", during which the graduates demonstrated their capabilities in Arabic, in addition to their artistic skills.  

At the end of the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Zahari, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences distributed certificates to the graduates, along with Dr. Abdul Aziz Muhammad Al-Mutawa, Assistant Dean for the Languages, Media and Translation Sector, and Dr. Abdullah Abdul Rahman, Director of the Center. After that, photos were taken with the graduates.  

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