DUBAI – Dr. Ahmad bin Abdulla Humaid Belhoul AlFalasi, Minister of State for Higher Education, today approved the names of students accepted in public higher education institutions, and the names of students who obtained scholarships through the Foreign Missions Programme for the academic year 2017-2018.
He congratulated the students who succeeded in high school while wishing them greater progress and success, and stressed the importance of selecting their academic specialisations, which will achieve the nation’s future aspirations and meet its needs for national academic human resources who are capable of continuing the country’s journey of development, to be among the leading countries in the fields of innovation, space science, medicine, engineering and business administration.
The number of students who were accepted for the first semester of the 2017-2018 academic year totalled 14,746, including 5,109 students in the United Arab Emirates University, 6,059 in the Higher Colleges of Technology, 2,042 in Zayed University, 1,020 in the institutes and faculties of the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute, 295 in Khalifa University, and 37 in the Mohamed V University in Abu Dhabi.
The number of students who received scholarships under the Foreign Missions Programme reached 184, including 133 bachelor’s degree students and 51 postgraduate degree students. This number can also increase as some higher education students will still need to complete their examinations outside the country during the coming days.
Al Falasi highlighted the efforts of the Ministry of Education to develop education while drafting a clear vision to equip national human resources with the required knowledge, and the skills to compete and manage the development process in all national facilities.
The Ministry of Education called on the students whose names were not included in the acceptance list to contact the Students’ Registration and Guidance Administration, or communicate with the academic institution that they wish to join to follow up on their requests.