President of Zayed University Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid al-Qasimi (R)
Abu Dhabi - Arab Today
Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) and President of Zayed University, has attended a welcome reception for 63 new faculty members who have joined the Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses of the University for the new academic year which starts next Sunday.
In her remarks at the reception, Sheikha Lubna emphasised that the professional and academic performance of teachers is the cornerstone of the process of education and represents a gauge of excellence of universities.
She also emphasised that teachers' performance can be optimised by their keen interest in helping students choose their majors and future careers.
"You contribute to the building of new generations of future makers in U.A.E. Put this in mind, motivate them to compete with peer students of the other universities and be very close to them," Sheikha Lubna said addressing the new university teachers.
Sheikha Lubna cited her personal experience as a student at California State University of Chico (CSU, Chico) who still maintains close relations with the her teachers who inspired in her a passion for excellence and a keen interest in quality and discipline.