His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said that the expectations and goals contained in the UAE’s development plans and strategies can only be achieved through the minds and efforts of the country’s children. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid made this statement while visiting several schools in the Eastern Region, due to his keenness in monitoring the progress of the country’s education system at the start of the new school year, as well as inspect the relevant preparations of schools and authorities. During his tour, which began at the Al Qudwa Elementary School and Secondary Education in Kalba, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Jameela Al Muheiri, Minister of State for Public Education, Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director- General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai. At the start of his tour, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed was keen to meet the student, Khalifa Abdullah Ali Al Kaabi. He congratulated Al Kaabi for his courage in rescuing four of his classmates onboard their school bus, which caught fire on Tuesday on its way to school. He described Al Kaabi as a “hero” for saving the lives of his classmates and an example of redemption and giving and inspected the facilities of the school and its classrooms.
Source: UAE Protocol Department Dubai