Top-ranking pupils from across the country received a surprise on Wednesday, after being told of their academic performance by none other than Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.
The group met Sheikh Mohammed at Zabeel Palace. Before the meeting, the pupils were unaware of their results and – on hearing their scores from Sheikh Mohammed – received the news ahead of the official announcement.
Sheikh Mohammed met pupils who came out top in the literary, scientific, applied technology and technical streams, and congratulated them on their achievements.
Among them was Sara Ahmed, an Emirati who studies at Asma bint Al Nu’man Model School in Dubai and came first with a score of 99.9 per cent.
Other guests included Nourhan Salahddin, an Egyptian from Umm Al Momineen High School for Girls, Fujairah, who topped in science with 99.9 per cent, Emirati Hind Al Kaabi of Al Dhafra Private School for Girls, with 99.9 per cent in literature, fellow local Anood Al Kathiri of the Applied Technology High School of Abu Dhabi, with 98.3 per cent, and Emirati Mohammed Awadh of Secondary Technical School in Dubai, who scored 97.3 per cent.
The gathering was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mohammed Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and Khalifa Sulaiman, the director general of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department.
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(via The National)