Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah witnessed the graduation ceremony of the first and second cohorts of graduates from the Sharjah Education Academy (SEA) on Monday morning at the academy’s campus in the University City of Sharjah.

Following the rendition of the UAE National Anthem, He and the attendees viewed a video that covered the key features of the postgraduate diploma program and the essential skills that graduates acquire for their future practical life.

Afterward, Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi, President of Sharjah Education Academy, delivered a speech during which she thanked His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for his continuous care and support since the Academy’s inauguration, and welcomed the Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. She also congratulated the graduates and their families, wishing them career success.

During her speech to the graduates, Dr. Al Hashimi reminded them of the trust that His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, placed in them. He had previously stated in a speech to teachers that “Proper upgrowth is the foundation for education, and education is incomplete without it.” Dr. Al Hashimi encouraged the graduates to serve as role models for their students and strive to make a positive impact on their lives.

“Dear Teachers, Days pass, but the impact remains. Memories are forming since His Highness honored us, to establish the Academy, and revealed its logo, embodying the connotations of His Highness’s vision and expressing the Academy’s message. Our logo depicts three pillars: including the Documenting pillar which reflects the necessity of inscribing education; The Accomplishing Pillar which reflects aspects of the learning process, starting with the emotional, cognitive, technological, and skillful aspects; And lastly, The Colors pillar which highlights the green and blue colors in the logo, which in turn symbolize scientific and cognitive growth and unleash creativity and innovation.” Said Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi.

“Dear teachers, Make these pillars the foundations of your noble profession and milestones in your educational career. Then, to achieve upgrowth and education, link everything you do with their implications and leave in your students the best impact!” She added.

Dr. Janine Romano, Executive Director of the Sharjah Education Academy, delivered a speech in which she congratulated the graduates of the Academy, wishing them success in their careers, expressing her great joy in being with this distinguished group of future teachers, reviewing the most prominent numbers achieved by the Academy during the past period, noting that since 2021, the program began with the enrollment of 14 students. With the successive seasons, the Academy offered several various programs, in which the number of students reached 70 students, of whom 32 graduated in the first ceremony.

The Sharjah Education Academy’s Executive Director has announced that the academy is soon launching two master’s programs focused on Teacher Leadership and Educational Leadership. The academy has received accreditation from the appropriate authorities as an accredited training institute within the Emirate of Sharjah. Additionally, the academy will be launching research centers that will work in collaboration with various government entities to serve the educational sector.