GETEX Autumn Bahrain 2011, the final leg of the Middle East and Asia's leading education, training and professional development opened today to hundreds of waiting students demonstrating that education plays an important role in Bahrain’s community. Running until November 1, 2011 at the Gulf Hotel in Manama, the Bahrain expo will place a strong focus on higher education.
GETEX Autumn Bahrain 2011 is showcasing a wide range of academic programmes that are in great demand in the Arab World, including popular postgraduate courses in engineering, medicine, HR, marketing & communications, humanities, business, finance, research, accounting, languages and management.
Around 11 per cent of Bahrain’s government spending is directed towards education and the role of education in personal, professional and national development is highly recognised in the country. GETEX Autumn is an important platform to acquire innovative ideas on how to maintain the exceptional adult literacy rate in Bahrain – one of the highest in the region – as well as to maintain its status as a gateway for learners, students and professionals from Saudi Arabia and other neighbouring areas.
“Bahrain is a regional pioneer in education, so it is a perfect seedbed for introducing today’s latest education, training and professional development programmes. There are over 70,000 learners preparing to finish higher secondary school in the Kingdom so GETEX Autumn Bahrain is well- timed to help these ambitious and energetic youths to learn more about the best academic and career options available to them,” added Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences & Exhibitions (IC&E), organisers of the event.