Abu Dhabi Crown Prince opens Rabdan Academy HQ
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, inaugurated Rabdan Academy headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 27 Sep 2017.
Shaikh Mohammad also launched the strategic plan of the academy, which reflects its future vision to support joint preparedness through enhancing training and joint education.
“Rabdan Academy comes as part of the national academic institutions system in order to sustain development, rehabilitation and fostering of skills for Emiratis. And to further support the UAE educational sector, the academy is getting the attention and support of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” Shaikh Mohammad said.
While touring the academy’s various facilities, Shaikh Mohammad was briefed by Dr Faisal Obaid Al Ayyan, Rabdan Academy vice-president, about the academy’s sections, educational and research facilities as well as sophisticated capabilities.
He was also briefed about the academy’s cooperation with national institutions such as the Ministry of Interior, the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces and Abu Dhabi Police among others.
Shaikh Mohammad met members of the Board of Trustees, president of the academy, his deputy, and a number of faculty members and students.
He expressed his happiness at seeing an elite group of Emiratis who pursue excellence and creativity and seek to enhance their skills and experience with more knowledge, and scientific and practical training.
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince wrote in the academy’s guest book: “I was very pleased today to visit this promising educational edifice, which we look forward to be a strong pillar in enhancing cooperation and coordination between our national institutions and generating qualified Emirati cadres capable of exceptionably dealing with the requirements of present and future. My best wishes for our students and the administrative and educational staff.”
Shaikh Mohammad also attended the signing ceremony of some memoranda of understanding between the academy and the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Interior and Abu Dhabi Police.
Present at the inauguration ceremony were Lt-General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Major-General Pilot Shaikh Ahmad Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National Service and Reserve Service Authority; Shaikh Khalifa Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan, director of The Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; Mohammad Ahmad Al Bawardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs; Ahmad Abdullah Humaid Bel Houl Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education, as well as other shaikhs and senior officials.