39 Khalifa Award winners get Dh3.6m
Minister of tolerance Nahyan honoured as Educational Personality of the year
Thirty-nine educators and institutions were yesterday honoured at the 11th edition of the Khalifa Award for Education.
A total of Dh3.6 million was distributed among the winners across nine broad areas, including for excellence in public education, scientific research, educational authorship and community development.
Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, was honoured as Educational Personality of the year. Shaikh Nahyan has previously served as minister of higher education and scientific research, and has headed UAE University, Higher Colleges of Technology and Zayed University.
The awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi was attended by Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, Shaikh Nahyan, Minister of Education Hussain Al Hammadi, and Dr Ali Al Nuaimi, director of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.
Amal Al Affifi, the award’s secretary-general, said the prize has promoted a culture of excellence and innovation since its launch in 2007.
This edition of the award witnessed a 27 per cent increase in nominations compared
to the 2016-17 cycle, she added. Winners received a trophy, Certificate of Excellence, and a cash prize ranging from Dh75,000 to Dh200,000.