QU Holds Graduation Ceremony for New Batch from Arabic Language Center for Non-Native Speakers

Qatar University’s Center for Arabic Language for Non-Native Speakers at Qatar University (QU) organized the annual graduation ceremony for these students, who had dedicated an entire year to learning the Arabic language at Qatar University.

The number of graduates of this batch reached 180, including 79 students with the support of the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) within the Qatar Grants program, which aims to expand access to higher education for international students from developing countries.

In his speech, Director of the Center for Arabic Language for Non-Native Speakers Dr. Abdullah Abdulrahman said “The Center for Arabic Language for Non-Native Speakers is a true cultural gathering, a platform for international cooperation, and a means to promote the Arabic language in a space characterized by openness, tolerance, and respect for others.” He mentioned that, as a result of the center’s good reputation, various cultural partnership agreements have been signed with different organizations and universities, in addition to about 30 agreements signed over the past five years. Among these agreements is the cooperation agreement between Qatar University and the QFFD, through which the fund provides 300 scholarships for students from developing countries.

He also pointed out to an agreement with the Turkish Foundation, under which the center annually receives thirty students from this institution to prepare them for studying in various university faculties.

Regarding the local aspect and community service, Dr. Abdullah pointed out in his speech that the center, in collaboration with the Continuing Education Administration, has organized numerous intensive courses that have benefited various sectors in the country, including local banks, media channels, and health and educational institutions. He stated that the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business Administration at the university provides full support to the Arabic Language Center for Non-Native Speakers, which has transformed from a program into a multi-program center. Within a clear five-year plan, the center will begin expanding due to a significant increase in the number of applicants. It is expected that the center will admit 250 students through the morning program in the coming year, and this number will increase by 20% over the next five years.

For her part, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the QFFD Rwodah Al Nuaimi said: “The program was established to enhance our strategic vision for quality education and human development, as we strive to provide educational opportunities for students from developing countries, especially those seeking to learn the Arabic language and explore its rich culture.” At the end of the ceremony which was witnessed by several officials deans of faculties at the university, certificates were handed to the graduates.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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