His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani patronised the graduation ceremony of the third batch of students of the Ministry of Interior (MoI)'s Police College at the Police Training Institute in Al Sailiya Saturday morning.
The ceremony marked the graduation of 112 students, including 93 Qataris from the MoI and various military entities in the State, 10 from Jordan, six from Palestine and three from Yemen.
The graduation ceremony was attended by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, Oman's Minister of Interior Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi, Jordan's Minister of Interior Sameer Ibrahim al-Mobaideen, a number of ministers, heads of diplomatic missions in the State and high-ranking officers of the Ministry of Defence, MoI, the Amiri Guard, State Security and Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya).
The national anthem was played at the outset of the ceremony, following which His Highness the Amir inspected a parade of the 112 graduates.
His Highness the Amir also honoured the seven outstanding graduates after the recital of verses from the Holy Qur'an as well as the graduates' and military parades.
The third batch then handed over the Police College flag to the fourth batch. This was followed a parade by members of the Tomorrow's Officers' contingent.
At the end of the ceremony, the officers of the third batch took the oath and performed the College anthem.
Police College director-general Brigadier Dr Mohamed Abdullah al-Muhana al-Marri delivered a speech on the occasion welcoming His Highness the Amir and expressing pleasure with his patronage and honouring of the ceremony. He said the new batch of police officers has fulfilled the requirements for a bachelor's degree in Law and Police Sciences.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani, HE the Minister of Interior of the Sultanate of Oman Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, HE the Minister of Interior of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Sameer Ibrahim Al Mobaideen and other dignitaries with the graduates.
While underscoring the college’s endeavours, Brigadier Dr al-Marri said the institution is making continuous efforts by developing academic and training programmes to achieve its mission of graduating highly skilled police officers while enabling them to professionally carry out security tasks and keep pace with the need of the time in terms of behaviour and performance with determination and courage.
He stressed this is done while adhering to Arab and Islamic traditions and virtues, and pride in belonging to the homeland and loyalty to His Highness the Amir.
Brigadier Dr al-Marri "cited the saying of HH the Amir that human development is one of the most important pillars of Qatar's vision, and the Qatari citizen remains the main focus of concern, by providing the best levels of education that guarantee his advancement and progress", Qatar News Agency added.
He stressed the Police College's keenness on providing its students with the latest curricula that keep pace with international standards, including science and knowledge in the policing and legal fields.
All Covid-19 precautionary measures were put in place during the ceremony, which saw the participation of the family members of the graduates along with invited dignitaries.
A joyous mood prevailed as the graduates were congratulated by their family members, who seemed visibly proud of the achievements of the third batch students.
Last updated: January 23 2021 11:57 PM
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