Gallery: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits Al Asayel School in Khalifa City
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince spends time in class with pupils on first day of the academic year 2018-2019. Sheikh Mohamed urged pupils to enjoy school and seize the opportunity to learn and prepare themselves for the future.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince sat in on a lesson with pupils at the government-run girls' school, which is the first school to apply Alef Education, an online education platform that engages pupils through the use of technology. He exchanged cordial talk with the teaching and administrative staffs on their vision of the new school year, urging them to stick to positivity and fruitful, hard work and apply best international practices to get the country's education system on par with that in the world's most advanced countries. During his tour of the school, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. "Continue your educational journey with all seriousness and hard work, as our goal is no longer to pass only - but to excel and make it to the top," Sheikh Mohamed told the girls, who expressed their happiness with His Highness' visit. "The transformation developmental drive the UAE is going through is based on education, as the main driver for sustainable development," Sheikh Mohamed noted. He called on parents to double efforts and contributions to grooming generations capable of delivering the future and shouldering responsibility toward their homeland. He wished the students a successful and fruitful year full of hard word and effective contributions to the Vision 2021 with education as its foundation.