The Higher Education Planning and Coordination Department at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has organized a nation-wide guidance counselling program, including workshops, for UAE secondary school students. Representatives from the three federal institutions of higher education - United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT),
and Zayed University (ZU) also participate in this program. This program aims to inform and educate national secondary school students, parents and school representatives of the higher education opportunities available in the UAE; the Common Educational Proficiency Assessment (CEPA) exam (English and Maths); on-line student application and registration procedures along with admissions requirements and deadlines. The department coordinates with the Ministry of Education, educational zones and schools to inform the students regarding the programs dates and venues. The school visit program for the academic year 2010 – 2011 will start on Sunday, October 3, 2010 and will continue until Tuesday, November 1, 2010. The table includes the school visits’ schedule for all UAE government and private schools, in addition, to the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT).
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