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AUS to conduct English teaching classes at Al Madam Sports Club
At the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), the university will soon conduct English teaching classes at the newly opened Al Madam Sports and Culture Club.
Senior officials of AUS and Al Madam Club signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to this effect at a ceremony held at the AUS campus today, Monday July 8. The MOU was signed by Ali Shuhaimy, AUS Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and His Excellency Sultan Mohamed Bin Howaiden, Vice Chairman of Al Madam Sports and Culture Club.
The MOU came in response to the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah during the opening ceremony of Al Madam Club on June 3, 2013, for the opening of English language training classes at the club, in cooperation with AUS.
The purpose of the MOU between the AUS Achievement Academy Outreach Program and Al Madam Club is to provide a framework of cooperation and facilitate collaboration between the two institutions in areas of mutual interest. Other than providing English classes at Al Madam Club for students, the agreement will also see the institutions cooperation on other areas of mutual interest on a regular basis.
In his opening remarks, Shuhaimy welcomed the club officials and expressed satisfaction over this agreement with Al Madam Club. "We are very happy with this partnership, which will be the start of a mutually beneficial relationship," he said. "This agreement marks the increased cooperation of AUS with the local community," he added. The agreement is part of the AUS strategic initiatives to connect and interact with the community and provide them with the expertise available at the university and much needed to improve the skills especially of young generations. He hoped this MOU will be the start of a series of similar agreements, moving AUS closer towards the community in the emirate of Sharjah.
Bin Howaiden expressed satisfaction at the agreement with AUS. "We are honored to sign the agreement with a distinguished university such as AUS," he said. "The club is proud to join hands with AUS in order to serve the youth of our region; to help provide training programs and improve their English language skills. The ceremony was attended by senior officials of both AUS and Al Madam Club.