A TOTAL of 111 graduates from AMA International School - Bahrain (AMAISB) received their diplomas last night at the Gulf Hotel. The event was held under the patronage of Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi and present were school director Mari‘tta S Sicat, faculty members, parents and students.
"The administration, faculty members and staff of the school deserve my highest commendation and gratitude for their dedication towards the value of education," said Dr Al Nuaimi.
"The establishment of this school in our country will not only strengthen the bilateral relationship between the Philippines and Bahrain but will contribute effectively towards the progress of our nation.
"These graduates can emerge into the world enriched with capabilities and analytical abilities, confidence and will power, with a vision to bring about a social change, and serving in the best interests of the community.
The school, which follows an American curriculum from nursery through high school, is part of the AMA Education System worldwide under its chairman and founder Ambassador Amable R Aguiluz .
"We are proud to say that we have once again excelled in the number of graduates from last year," said Ms Sicat.
"We are very proud of them and wish them all the best in their future education and careers."
During the ceremony, Ms Sicat read out a message from Mr Aguiluz to the graduates.
"It is time to celebrate this most rewarding moment, never fail to extend your expression of appreciation to the people who have encouraged and helped you in your journey - your parents who cared and brought you up where you are right now, your school officials and teachers who guided you, as well as your friends who have shared your hopes," said the message.
"Do not allow yourself to keep afloat and go where the tide brings you.
"Let your newly acquired values, knowledge and skills keep you firm until you find your particular goal."