His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has attended the "Future Dialogue" sessions on Dubai Plan 2021, organised by the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai.
On the sidelines of his visit, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid launched the "Mohammed bin Rashid Distinguished Students Programme" in Dubai to provide opportunities for outstanding Emirati students to join the best private schools operating in the emirate and give them access to the best educational services. The initiative is to be implemented for the next academic year 2017-2018.
The programme seeks to combine all the elements of success and excellence through innovative, smart and positive educational methods to build an elite Emirati youth that will form the influential and leading nucleus of the future society and economy of Dubai and complete the country's renaissance and progress.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, "We have great confidence in the UAE youth and see their efforts come to fruition through innovative progress across different fields. We will only accept the best education for our Emirati students, creating a generation encompassing all the values, qualifications and abilities that will achieve the UAE's hopes and aspirations, and lift us in terms of global competitiveness, leadership and excellence."