Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Community College of Qatar (CCQ) celebrated the graduation of its 11th batch of 929 associate’s and bachelor’s degree holders (Class of 2022). HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior honored the outstanding graduates and Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al-Horr, CCQ’s President, presented the certificates to the graduates.
The ceremony was attended by a number of Their Excellencies Sheikhs and ministers, academic and administrative staff, parents of graduates, and a number of CCQ’s elite guests.
The ceremony featured the graduation of the first class of the Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 86 students; the first class of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, 11 students; and the first class of the Associate of Arts in Business Administration, 41 students.
In his speech during the ceremony, Dr. Khalid Al-Horr congratulated the graduates, expressing his pride in this achievement. He also shed light on the efforts exerted by CCQ during the past year, including the evaluation of its 20 academic programs that were designed according to the needs of the labor market, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Moreover, CCQ conducted a comparative study with a number of regional and international colleges, as part of its continuous efforts to promote high academic standards and high-quality programs.
Dr. Al-Horr stressed that CCQ had spared no effort to enhance its academic and student services, and provide a stimulating learning environment. CCQ was also keen on attracting highly qualified academic and administrative staff and expanding its campuses to accommodate the increasing number of students enrolling at CCQ, approximately 8400 students. CCQ has become a higher education institution of choice for Qatari students, with 20% of the total number of Qatari students pursuing higher education.
“Today, CCQ takes pride in awarding over 5400 degrees since its establishment in 2010. CCQ also served as a bridge for more than 3200 students to complete their higher education studies at other universities, mainly Qatar University. These accomplishments reflect our firm belief that human capital is the main driving force and ultimate objective of development, and our unwavering commitment to supporting national priorities and to being an efficient contributor to sustainable development,” he added.
At the close of his speech, Dr. Al-Horr highlighted CCQ’s expansion in academic and strategic partnerships with a number of agreements and MoUs aimed at fostering academic collaboration and achieving sustainable human and social development. These included signing an articulation agreement with Lusail University to help CCQ students to complete their studies in one of the undergraduate programs offered by the University, signing an MoU with the Police Institute, opening Huawei ICT Academy Lab at CCQ, signing an MoU with Qatar Voluntary Center, and signing an MoU with Qatar Stock Exchange. He also referred to the cooperation agreement signed with the Ministry of Interior to allow inmates of penal and correctional institutions to enroll in CCQ, pointing out that 23 inmates enrolled in CCQ’s Foundation Program.
In her speech on behalf of the Class of 2022, graduate Sabah Ali Alajji, Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, expressed her joy and excitement about turning the graduation dream into reality after years of study and hard work. She further explained how her class was full of dreamers who made their ambitions a reality through CCQ, which enabled them to pursue their higher education studies by introducing flexible learning pathways that helped them maintain a work-study-life balance.
“We, the Class of 2022, take pride in being part of CCQ, which gave us access to state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality curricula that enabled us to excel in our studies and strive to make our names and our beloved country’s name shine in academic and professional arenas. Our sincere thanks are due to CCQ’s academic and administrative staff who supported us through the past years,” she added.
It is worth mentioning that CCQ’s 11th batch includes 929 graduates (307 male and 622 female) from the three academic divisions: 591 graduates from the Management Sciences Division, 213 graduates from the Liberal Arts Division and 125 graduates from the Science and Technology Division.Graduates of the Class of 2022 expressed their feelings of excitement and pride on their graduation day.
Graduate Abdullah Jaber Al-Mohannadi: Graduation is the key to success in practical lifeGraduate Abdullah Jaber Al-Mohannadi, Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, stressed that words fail to express his joy at this graduation, after years of hard work and diligence, being the key to success in practical life. He pointed out that graduating from this distinguished bachelor’s degree program was a dream that came true. Al-Mohannadi praised CCQ’s role in providing citizens with the opportunity to complete their higher education and develop their career and knowledge. He also extended his thanks to the academic and administrative staff for their efforts to empower students with knowledge and motivation to become lifelong learners, pointing out that he will use the knowledge and skills he learned during his college years to promote institutional efficiency and to serve the public interest.
Graduate Mariam Abdulrazzagh Kandoushi: Graduation is a dream that has come true with diligence and persistence
Graduate Mariam Abdulrazzagh Kandoushi, Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Network Security, expressed her happiness and pride in everything she accomplished during her educational journey. For her, graduation is a long-awaited dream that has come true after years of diligence and persistence to mark the beginning of a new journey into professional life.Speaking about the vital role that CCQ played in fulfilling her childhood dream, Kandoushi highlighted how CCQ is keen on enabling students to study the majors they like, facilitating the registration process, attracting highly qualified professors, and offering quality curricula. She also pointed out that she is looking forward to developing herself further academically and professionally, and delving deeper into her specialization to explore new skills, calling on her colleagues to balance their study and work commitments to excel and achieve academic excellence.
Graduate Abdulrahman Al-Jassim: Graduation is my goal that I have always strived to achieve
Graduate Abdulrahman Ibrahim Al-Jassim, Associate of Arts in Business Administration, described his graduation as the goal he had always sought, and was achieved by the grace of Allah and the efforts of CCQ’s faculty members. Al-Jassim also expressed his intention to complete his studies to obtain a bachelor’s degree, and to avail himself of the opportunities offered by the College, which fit his job schedule. On this occasion, he thanked the College administration and academic staff for helping him complete his studies through the hybrid learning system, which meets the needs of students working in different sectors.
Graduate Maryam Nasser Al-Khori: Time management is the way to excellence
Graduate Maryam Nasser Al-Khori, Associate of Science in Information Technology, said: “I am very happy and proud of this achievement after much effort and hard work, which resulted in achieving a high GPA, and being honored by the College, whose administrative and academic staff spared no effort to help me achieve my dream of pursuing undergraduate studies. I am currently planning to further pursue my dream at CCQ by obtaining the Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Network Security, and then join the labor market to serve my dear country, Qatar.”