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UAE institutes take part in Gulf Education and Training Exhibition.





UAE institutes take part in Gulf Education and Training Exhibition.

Educational Budget in UAE reaches Dhs. 5.26 billion annually


Dubai, UAE, April 12,2001     

 Nearly 30 educational institutes from the UAE will take part in the 13th Gulf Education and Training Exhibition, scheduled to be held from April 24th to 27th, at the Dubai World Trade Center.

 Education in the UAE has been given great emphasis over the last few decades, with the education budget for 2000 reaching Dhs. 5.26 billion (US$ 1.43 billion), according to a recent report and ranking 45th in the United Nations Human Development Index for the year.

 According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Ministry of Education in the UAE has released a draft policy document outlining a strategy for educational development in the UAE up to the year 2020 based on several five-year plans.

 The strategy aims to introduce the latest information technology at all levels including a computer for every 10 students at kindergarten, every five students at primary school, every two students at preparatory school, and a computer for every student at secondary school. Also by the year 2020, the emiratization of the teaching staff is scheduled to reach 90 per cent.

 “The level of education in the UAE could be compared to leading international standards, especially with the ambitious government plans of making computers available to all students in all scholastic levels,” said David Domoney, Managing Director of International Conferences and Exhibitions, organizers of the exhibition.

 He also applauded the initiative set by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE Minister of Defense to enhance education in Dubai through the ‘IT Education’ program.

 “It is why shows such as the Gulf Education Exhibition is important to allow major decision makers in the field of education become aware of the latest state-of-the-art educational facilities worldwide,” added Domoney.

 Stafford Associates which provides independent and lecture-supported post graduate study with British Universities in the Middle East since 1993, will be one of the  UAE institutions exhibiting at the show.

 The institute is based in Dubai, UAE, and offers courses to individuals and organizations based in the Middle East and India in conjunction with the University of Leicester, the University of Sheffield, the University of Exeter and the University of Sunderland.

 Magda Marsh, from Stafford Associates said: “At present we have distance learning students in nearly all countries in the Gulf Region. We provide programs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Riyadh and there are plans to expand the numbers of teaching centers within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in other Middle East countries. Our resident teaching staff who provide tuition on the MBA programs are accredited by the University of Leicester.”

 Through Stafford Psychometrics, training and consultancy to the Human Resource market by applying the principals of organizational psychology to the workplace in order to enhance individual, and ultimately, corporate performance.

 Techno Campus, located in Dubai will also be attending, and will be launching a new course named YEM  (Young E-commerce Manager) which consists of several modules covering the latest technologies like web design, software engineering, and e-commerce, as well as launching a graphic design course.

 The Global Training Center, a training center within Emirates Bank Group, will also be one of the exhibitors at the show. Their training programs are attended by banks and commercial and corporate bodies in the UAE. They organize conferences and seminars on issues that are relevant and beneficial to the community.  During the show, they will be introducing themselves as a newly formed independent company and will be producing their training catalogues for the year 2001.

 From Oman, the Modern College of Business and Science, which is affiliated, with the University of Missouri, St Louis (UMSL) will be present. In addition other UAE institutes at the show will include The American University in Dubai, The American University in Sharjah, Skyline College and the Dubai Aviation College among many others.  

  About the Exhibition:

The Exhibition will be opened daily from 1000 - 1300h and 1700 - 2100h at Halls 5a & 5 at the Dubai World Trade Centre and admission is free.

For more information contact:

Lamya Tawfik, PR Account Executive
Orient Planet PR & Marketing Communications
Tel: +971-4-3988901, Fax: +971-4-3988941, Dubai, UAE

International Conferences & Exhibitions Ltd, Head Office:  

Tel.: +44 (0) 1442 878222, Fax:  +44 (0) 1442 879998
International Conferences & Exhibitions Ltd, Gulf Office:
Tel.: 971 (4) 3460503, Fax: 971 (4) 3460498

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