Makkah governor to honor graduates tomorrow
Makkah Gov. Prince Mishal bin Abdullah will attend the graduation ceremony of the third batch of Batterjee Medical College for Science and Technology on Monday at Sheikh Abdul Jaleel Auditorium on the college’s premises in Jeddah.
Sobhi Batterjee, chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “Prince Mishal’s attendance will be a great honor for us.”
Prince Mishal’s consent to grace the occasion “reflects his keenness to develop the Makkah region to one of the best provinces in terms of culture, education and economy,” Batterjee said.
He said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, the crown prince and the second deputy premier had granted unlimited support to government, private universities and colleges that are investing in manpower.
“This unlimited support is the driving force of our government to achieve the development of our beloved country,” Batterjee said pointing out that the budget allocation to the education sector exceeds 25 percent of the total budget.
Batterjee emphasized that the ceremony was being held to honor “our sons and daughters who have worked hard in their educational journey and were able to achieve their aspirations.”
He said it was also a tribute to “their loved ones and their families who stood by them and supported them in every way.” The “BMC strives to send out qualified young people who are capable of serving their country.”
Dr. Hassan Shaibah, BMC dean, said that this year’s batch produced 212 graduates, both male and female. They include 62 students from the medical school, 27 students from the physical therapy program, 32 students from pharmacy, 24 students from radiology, 21 students from the health administration program and 46 students from nursing.
“BMC has succeeded in providing integrated educational programs similar to those offered by international medical universities in the fields of medicine, dentistry and other health disciplines. He added that the programs and curricula at the college were continuously being developed in line with programs being offered internationally. The recent partnership with Maastricht University in the Netherlands was forged to develop the Medicine program at the college. “BMC continues to sign partnerships with local and international universities to offer the best to its students,” he added.