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The Kanoo Group extends support for Abu Dhabi Industry award

The Kanoo Group extends support for abu Dhabi Industry award

Dubai, UAE – May 14, 2013 - Being a constant advocate of educational excellence, The Kanoo Group extended its major sponsorship in the 2013 Abu Dhabi Industry Award (ADIA) which honors students of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) for their exceptional academic performances. The award ceremony, now on its 10th year was held at HTC Abu Dhabi Men's College on 14th May 2013.

Mr. Ameel Murshed (P. A. to Chairman - UAE & Oman) and Mr. Hesham Nass (Business Development Manager – Kanoo Commercial Group) both attended the 2013 Abu Dhabi Industry Award as official delegates of The Kanoo Group.

His Excellency Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi, Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology inaugurated the program in the presence of graduates, parents, faculty, staff and senior representatives of The Kanoo Group along with other corporate sponsors where he delivered his keynote address.

His Excellency warmly welcomed the industry partners at the ceremony who believed in their students and their capabilities. He said that he wanted to interact more closely with them to find out what are their expectations of the students and to work towards achieving, if not exceeding those expectations.

Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology added, "We greatly thank our many industry partners and recognize their ongoing support of, and sponsorships with, the Higher Colleges which make the Abu Dhabi Industry Award such an important aspect of our graduates' development and growth. The success of this awards system is due to our partners' magnificent support throughout the years."

This ADIA award is open to graduates from all 17 HCT campuses located across the United Arab Emirates. Under the awards' scheme, the campuses can nominate students from the 2012 graduate cohort who attained Grade Point Average scores of 3.5 and above. The students will be from many hundreds of Masters, Bachelors, Higher Diploma and Diploma graduates, who excelled in any of the six core programme fields taught at HCT and based on the students' graduation projects, work placement grades, attendance records and contributions to college activities and the community in general.

Thirty one 2012 Graduates qualified for the said criteria as outstanding ambassadors of the HCT's ethos of achieving excellence in education. Significant cash rewards were given to 29 undergraduates and 2 master's graduates where each received AED 25,000 and AED 30,000 respectively. This accolade is one of the largest highest educational prizes in the country.

The ADIA is overseen by a distinguished Board of Governors which ensures that key objectives are achieved as follows: To encourage national students to pursue professional programs which are vital for local industry; To encourage national students to excel in their studies and attitude to reflect positively on the country; and To provide a platform for UAE industry to recognize excellence in national graduates.