The Ministry of
Education emphasizes the necessity for students to register in the accredited
higher education institutions and programs to ensure the attestation of their
qualifications and the recognition by the employers
The Ministry of Education stressed that
students wishing to register in higher education institutions within the UAE must
verify that the institution is licensed by the Ministry, and the selected specialization
is accredited by the Ministry to be sure that the obtained qualification will
be attested by the Ministry.
The Ministry of Education clarified that its
academic accreditation commission is in charge of licensing the institutions and periodically
evaluating their programs, by external evaluation teams to ensure that the offered
educational programs are authentic and in line with international standards, to
ensure comprehensive quality standards.
In this context, HE Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim
Al-Mualla, the Undersecretary for Higher Education Academic Affairs explained
that the student's registration in an academic program accredited by the Ministry
ensures the Ministry's attestation of the degree obtained by the student after graduation.
It is a prerequisite by the federal institutions and most of the local recruitment
agencies to work for them or to take the attested degree as a basis for
promotion within the career ladder, as well as scholarships abroad to obtain
He warned of what has recently emerged through the
media, and social media networks, namely the meetings of officials of the higher
education institutions branches based in the UAE without a license from the Ministry,
noting that although the officials in these institutions confirm to the students
that the qualifications are issued by the parent institution in Europe, the
United States of America or other countries, such qualifications are not
recognized within the UAE if the branch of the institution operates within the UAE
without a license from the Ministry.
He also warned of the emergence of the
phenomenon of purchasing degrees through websites, stressing that these
scientific qualifications are fake and will not be attested or considered for equivalence.
Those who try to obtain such degrees will lose money and face legal
He stressed that the students wishing to study
in universities abroad, should have a non-objection letter issued by the Ministry
to study in these universities to make sure that their qualifications are recognized
for equivalence after their graduation.
The Undersecretary pointed out that the
accreditation process of educational programs in higher education institutions
licensed by the Ministry is subject to scientific standards that are considered
by the international prominent institutions. These standards include the
objectives of the program, its educational outputs, the study plan, the
contents of its courses, the educational environment in which it is presented, the
scientific and educational facilities and learning resources. In addition to
the efficiency of faculty members, their educational levels, other teaching methods
and performance evaluation, the extent of need for the program and its relevance
to the needs of the labor market. The Ministry also monitors the compliance of
licensed educational institutions with quality standards and takes the
necessary measures towards institutions or programs that are in violation of
these standards, which will be suspended until they are re-evaluated to ensure
that their commitments are met and that the violations are eliminated.
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