President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan delivers an inspiring message for UAE students as the new academic year begins. Image Credit: WAM/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has delivered an inspiring audio message to students as the new academic year begins in UAE schools.

In his message, which was broadcast in classrooms across the country on Tuesday morning, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed students and teachers to the start of what he hoped would be a successful academic year.

The UAE President urged students to dream big and never stop learning, and reiterated the role of schools in nurturing young people’s ambitions. He also appreciated teachers and all those working in the education sector for the invaluable role they play in UAE society.

Sheikh Mohamed went on to explain that education does not only take place in school, but also requires the participation of families and the whole of society ‘to help us achieve our goals and ambitions.’ Sheikh Mohamed ended his audio message by expressing his pride in the UAE’s students and in what they will achieve in the future.

Full text of Sheikh Mohamed’s message

“My children, welcome back to the start of the new school year, and welcome to all educators, teachers and workers in the education sector in the UAE. May it be a great start to a successful academic year.

“My children, dreams and ambitions are an important part of life. Your schools will help you nurture your dreams. They are the place where you can imagine what your futures will look like. I urge you to dream big and never stop learning.

“I urge you to excel, be determined, set goals, realise your ambitions, and never stop trying. Invest your time in things that would benefit you, your families and your communities.

“My brothers and sisters, teachers and educators, I thank you for all your efforts; for being unwavering in your commitment to delivering this noble message every day. You are invaluable to us and to our entire nation.

“When we talk about education, we don’t only mean your time in school. Education is a great pursuit that can only be accomplished with the efforts of families and parents, alongside our society and our countries’ institutions, to help us achieve our goals and ambitions.

We are proud of you all. Proud of what you will become and what you will accomplish.

May God bless you all.”