Doha: In honour of World Teacher’s Day, College of the North Atlantic — Qatar (CNA-Q) has recognised 10 long-serving instructors at the College. The event was part of a two-day Faculty Development programme.
“CNA-Q recognises that one-of-the-most important reasons for its success is the presence of our instructors, and recognise the great value of their knowledge, commitment and dedication,” said CNA-Q President, Prof. Khalifa Al Khalifa, as he presented the ‘Certificates of Recognition’ to 10 long-serving instructors, who have more than 15 continuous years of service at the College. “We are proud to have such high quality faculty members who contribute each day to writing the success story of our students by providing them with the knowledge and experience they need.”
World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching and research personnel in higher education. “I was honoured to be recognised for the more than 15 years I have been at the College,” said Paramedicine Instructor, Patricia Lushman.” “My time in Qatar has been an extraordinary cultural experience, and engaging with students from around the world has been one of the highlights of my career.”
Since its inception in 2002, CNA-Q has grown to offer more than 30 diploma and certificate programs, graduating thousands of students from full-time programs who have populated the workforce in Qatar or pursued further education. This year marks the 18th year that CNA-Q has been providing high-quality experiential technical education in Qatar to support the State’s strategic vision to educate, develop and retain young Qataris.
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