His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani patronised the graduation ceremony of the first batch of graduates of the Ministry of Interior's Police College at its headquarters in Al Sailiya on Thursday.
The ceremony was attended by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Jordan’s Minister of Interior Sameer Ibrahim al-Mubaidain and Turkey’s Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu.
It was also attended by a number of Ministers, heads of diplomatic missions in the country and senior officers of the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of the Interior, the State Security Bureau, the Amiri Guard and the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), in addition to a number of leaders of security and military colleges from brotherly and friendly countries.
At the beginning of the ceremony the national anthem was played. Then commander of the graduates' queue came forward to request His Highness the Amir to review the queue of the 108 graduates from Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine and Yemen.
After reciting verses from the Holy Qur’an and the graduates' parade and the military parade, His Highness the Amir honoured the outstanding graduates - Abdulaziz Jamal al-Nuaimi (first in the total grades in behaviour, attendance and military training), Rashid Saqer al-Mureikhi (second in the total grades and the first in the total grades of legal and police sciences and general requirements), Abdulhadi Mesfer al-Marri (third in the total grades), Seif Aldein Khalid Abu Zahra (first among students from outside the country), Khalid Hmood al-Enzi (first in fitness), Nasser Mubarak al-Shahwani (first in shooting) and Hassan Sultan al-Dosari (first in leadership competence).
On the occasion, the Amir also awarded HE Ghanim bin Sultan al-Hodaifi the Hamad bin Khalifa Sash in recognition of his efforts to preserve the security of the homeland for many years.
HE al-Hodaifi was one of the first founders of the security and police sector in the country.
After that, the first batch handed over the flag to the second batch. The order for promotion was then read out and the graduates took the oath.
Director-General of the Police College Brig Gen Dr Mohamed Abdullah al-Mahna al-Marri explained in his speech on the occasion that the students have passed the requirements for a bachelor's degree in law and police science.
The Police College has been seeking to modernise and develop its various academic and training programmes and to develop academic curricula that keep pace with modern security development in the world, he pointed out.
"Today we celebrate with you the end of a stage, not the end of a journey," he said referring to the Amir's words "Qatar deserves the best from its citizens."
The Director-General of the Police College concluded by renewing allegiance to His Highness the Amir.
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