It is estimated that over 10,000 pupils graduate from private schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) every year. Although the availability in the UAE is growing, a high proportion of both national and expatriate students are attracted to areas like North America, the UK, Canada and Australia. Over 3,000 UAE citizens are currently utilizing scholarships provided by government and federal institutions.
The 14th Gulf Education & Training Exhibition, to be held from April 9 – 12, 2002, at the Dubai World Trade Center has attracted over 300 educational institutions from more than 30 countries, according to a company press release.
Organized by International Conferences & Exhibitions (IC&E), the show will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“We are living in a truly competitive world, where quality education is indeed the requisite norm for providing students with the added edge, mandatory for a successful career. The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition enables students to be exposed to a host of prestigious and renowned educational institutes offering a wide variety of courses.” said David Domoney, IC&E managing director.
“There exists a significantly growing market for higher education in the region, as students are keen to explore various overseas options in their endeavor to find a suitable institution. The show aims to provide an impetus to students who are in the pursuit of academic excellence. With an expected turnout of over 20,000 students, parents, teachers and manpower specialists, the exhibition provides access to over 45,000 international educational courses and programs,” he added.
Exhibitors from over 30 countries including Australia, UK, US, Canada, Cyprus, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, France, India and the UAE will be participating in the exhibition to provide a diverse range of educational courses, degrees, diplomas and programs in a variety of disciplines.
In addition, the Education Forum conducted alongside the show, presents a series of “hands on” seminars by various exhibitors and offers students an ideal opportunity to gain greater insights. Each seminar provides realistic opportunities for students to be better informed of worldwide educational options. — (menareport.com)
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