Minister encourages ‘innovation and fruitful hard work’ at awards ceremony
The idea is the first of its kind. It aims to develop and care for young talent to make a creative environment and to encourage talented students to work hard. The award honors the scientific, vocational and intellectual fields and is limited to students who study at the vocational and professional institutes the ministry oversees. This year, the reward is restricted to the industrial vocational field.
Over the course of the ceremony, Minster of Technical Education and Vocational Training Dr. Abdulhafidh Noman was present.
“The award is emblematic of the social appreciation for innovation and fruitful hard work,” he said. “The award is not everything. It is only to keep the spirits of the talented high. So officials should invent new ways to spot gifted people.”
He said humans were created to be creative. However, creativity lacking encouragement and support will dwindle.
In his delivered remarks, Nwaf Shamsan, manager of the British Council in Sana’a, said the award is an attempt to raise the morale of the vocational training institute graduates.
“We know that some graduate students are disappointed, and we understand most students join the vocational training institute is from the working class,” he said. “Thus, the award will continue, and more participants will be targeted under the auspices of the Art Education and Vocational Training Ministry.”
There are now seventeen vocational training institutes nationwide.