DUBAI, 23rd October, 2018 (WAM) — Dubai Customs celebrated the graduation of 20 employees the fourth batch to receive diplomas in customs investigation in a ceremony organised in collaboration with the Dubai Judicial Institute, DJI.
The graduation ceremony took place in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, and Dr. Jamal Hussein Al Sumaiti, DJI Director, along with several executive directors, heads of departments, and men and women graduates.
The graduates took 16 days to finish the 80-hour programme. Musabih said, “We continually develop our human capital to support national strategies and agendas. We develop the skills of our people as we believe they are our real fortune, following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”
“Dubai Customs follows the strategic thinking of our wise leadership to achieve the goals as envisioned in the UAE Centennial 2071 plan. These plans will pave the way in the coming decades where many possibilities will unfold to help us attain higher international ranks,” he added.
The programme, Musabih explained, is the fruit of a long-term partnership between Dubai Customs and Dubai Judicial Institute. This has involved hard work and participation from a number of experts and specialists in customs investigation field. DJI provided the training and skill development in the customs investigation field. In 2013, three other batches of 55 employees graduated from the customs investigation diploma programme. The fourth batch saw the graduation of 20 employees, taking the total number of graduates to 75.
Dr. Jamal Hussein Al Sumaiti, Director of the Dubai Judicial Institute, said, “Graduating the fourth batch of the customs investigation programme is an achievement for us. We train people to help provide the legal and judicial sectors with qualified national cadres in this field. I congratulate all the men and women graduates.”
Dr. Shaikha Al Ghafiri, Acting Director of Dubai Customs’ Training Centre, explained the objective of the programme was to develop skills in customs investigation and maximise efficiency and boost the inspectors’ performance.