Mr. Mohammed Batal Al Qubaisi, Candidate to the National Council 2011 and a student at ALHOSN University, was a guest speaker at the Reading Club at ALHOSN University. He recently attended a meeting entitled: “Elections of the National Council 2011: Experience and lessons learned.” Mohammed Al Qubaisi reviewed the circumstances and factors that led him to nominate himself for the National Council, noting that this decision was something he had contemplated for a long time. This was probably due to his belief that he possesses compassion and generosity, and that he has a strong vision for education, health and UAE citizens. According to him, it was an enriching experience to be the first college student to nominate himself for election to the National Council. Mohammed also presented the obstacles that he faced which did not deter his ambition, but represented a greater challenge to continue. After announcing the results, and although his name was not on the list of accepted candidates, he decided to nominate himself one more time at the next session as he will continue his commitment to community service and charitable work with conviction and faith.
The forum was attended by Prof. Dr. Abdel Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO of ALHOSN University, Dr. Ahmed Al Mahmoud, Professor at the University, who praised the academic level of Mohammed Al Qubaisi, and stressed that he holds ambitious and distinct ideas, as well as Professor Nasrin Chia, who also commended the capabilities of Mohammed Al Qubaisi and his desire to serve his community and his country. Other participants included Ms. Ghada Qabha, Director of Student Affairs, Ms. Mahasen Al Mahasna, Student Activities Coordinator, and a number of university staff and students. The Vice Chancellor expressed his pleasure with Mohammed Al Qubaisi’s ambitions, and stressed that the university will do its best to support young UAE nationals and residents, and that such experiences can be an example to many young people to undertake causes in the interest of national social responsibility.
The forum was moderated by Dr. Mohammed Saeed Hasab El Nabi, Chair of the Department of Education and Supervisor of the Reading Club. He affirmed that the experience of Mohammed Al Qubaisi is commendable and worthy of discussion, as the Alhosn Reading Club aims to highlight this group of young ambitious people, and support their development and social contribution.
At the end of the meeting, Prof. Abdel Rahim Sabouni presented Mr. Mohamed Batal Al Qubaisi with a certificate of appreciation and wished him and his club more success and progress.