5th forum on Political Awareness for University Students to take place in Al Ain

AL AIN, — Under the auspices of the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs, MFNCA, the fifth forum on Building Political Awareness for University Students will be held next Monday in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, in Al Ain.

Themed, “The Youth and Building the Future”, this year’s edition comes on the heels of the success achieved by the previous instalments of the event in bolstering political participation among university students.

Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, said, “The country’s leadership places great emphasis on the youth and spares no effort in preparing them to become the leaders of tomorrow. This year’s edition touches on novel themes in order to raise awareness among the youth and better equip them to play a part in formulating plans and strategies for the future of the UAE.”

She went on to explain that the ministry hopes this forum will increase students’ interest in politics and public affairs, and introduce them to the parliamentary process in the UAE. “Enhancing political participation among the UAE’s youth is top priority of the ministry,” Al Kaabi said, adding, “We consider it of utmost importance to raise awareness among all segments of society regarding the importance of political participation.”

Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Chancellor of the UAEU, lauded the cooperation with the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs to raise political awareness among university students. “The youth should be at the core of any effort to build the future of the country,” Dr. Al Noaimi noted, adding, “The forum plays a pivotal role in the establishment of a culture of political participation among students. Previous editions of the forum successfully educated students about the basics of political participation in the UAE.”

Source: Emirates News Agency

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