In Qatar, the third generation of university graduates has received diplomas from Head of State Sheik Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani.
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Background: In Qatar, the third generation of university graduates has received diplomas from Head of State Sheik Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani. The Amir is also the supreme President of Qatar University, which was founded just two years ago.
SYNOPSIS: Almost a thousand students have already graduated from the University, which is Qatar's only higher education establishment. Students can read subjects ranging from English to the social sciences, natural sciences and Islamic and Arabic studies.
Sheik Al-Thani, the president of the university, sponsored this graduation ceremony.
The Amir gave a speech in which he hailed Qatar University as a vital factor in his country's progress. He said that Qatar's aim was to form an elite class of students, specialists in various fields of knowledge.
Education is free at all levels in Qatar and has been expanding rapidly since the introduction of a state education system in 1956. More than thirty-thousand Qataris attended the state schools and, apart from Qatar University's nine hundred and sixty -four students, there are a further eight hundred studying at universities and colleges abroad.