HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani attended the graduation ceremony of 11th batch of the Community College of Qatar (CCQ) students (Class of 2022). HE Sheikh Khalid honoured the outstanding graduates, while CCQ's president presented the certificates to the 929 graduates of various disciplines. Held at Lusail Sport Hall, the ceremony was attended by HE Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah al-Ghanim and a number of Sheikhs and ministers, academic and administrative staff, and parents of graduates.
The ceremony featured the graduation of the first class of the Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with 86 students; the first class of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology with 11 students; and the first class of the Associate of Arts in Business Administration with 41 students.
In his speech during the ceremony, Dr al-Horr congratulated the graduates, expressing his pride in their achievement. He also shed light on the efforts exerted by CCQ during the past year, including the evaluation of its 20 academic programmes that were designed according to the needs of the labour market, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
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 programmes, it was explained.
Dr al-Horr stressed that CCQ was also keen on attracting highly qualified academic and administrative staff, and expanding its campuses to accommodate the increasing number of students, whose number is about 8,400 now. 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 5,400 degrees since its establishment in 2010. CCQ also served as a bridge for more than 3,200 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.
Dr al-Horr also 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 programmes, an MoU with the Police Institute, opening Huawei ICT Academy Lab, an MoU with Qatar Voluntary Center, and an MoU with Qatar Stock Exchange. He also referred to the co-operation agreement signed with the Ministry of Interior to allow inmates of penal and correctional institutions to enrol in CCQ, pointing out that 23 inmates enrolled in CCQ’s Foundation Programme.
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.
CCQ’s 11th batch includes 929 graduates (307 male and 622 female) from the three academic divisions: 591 from the Management Sciences Division, 213 from the Liberal Arts Division and 125 from the Science and Technology Division.