Class of 2021: First to Graduate from Doha College’s Al Wajba Campus
The first graduates from Doha College’s Al Wajba campus waved goodbye to their classmates and teachers one last time. The pandemic dictated that they spend far less time than expected on the campus they so eagerly anticipated for a good portion of their secondary education.
To extend the students’ presence longer on campus, Doha College unveiled a ‘Graduates’ Wall’ made up of their photos, which will stay on the Secondary Library frontage until their younger peers reach the same milestone next year.
Prepared for the future
Doha College staff and teaching methods swiftly adapted to prepare students for an entirely new process of admission to further education. The students received offers from many reputable universities from the UK and around the world, where they will study everything from medicine, mathematics, geoscience, psychology, drama, law, sports rehabilitation, astrophysics, politics, engineering, English literature and a lot more.
Qatar is often said to be a transient place, but many students of Class 2021 had been in Doha College from their preschool year, so this was the first and only school they ever attended. Thankfully, living in a place as diverse and culturally rich as Doha have prepared them well for their next chapter.
Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer said they are exceedingly proud of the graduates.
They’ve had a very difficult 6th Form with AS and A-Levels cancelled, they were in and out of lessons because of COVID-19 measures, they adapted to blended learning and remote learning.
He said that during this very difficult time, Doha College did as well as it always does.
Our 6th Form excelled in it; they were role models like we have seen no others. They really have every reason to be very proud of what they have achieved for themselves and for the school. We could not have settled in our new campus as well as we have, had our graduates not set the tone as fervently and with as much zest as they did during these exceptional times.
Principal Sommer said the graduates will forever be remembered for the impact they’ve had on the school’s first steps in the Al Wajba campus.
We wish them all the very best for the future. They will go far, we know.
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