The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is pleased to convey to all our students the congratulations of his Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and his wishes for them of success in their university life, his Excellency confirmed the need to make the most of this phase due to its importance in determining the student’s academic and career future. His Excellency Saif Rashed Al Mazroui, Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, stressed the need to ensure that the institution the students wish to attend is licensed by the Ministry and that the specialty they wish to study is accredited in the State to ensure attestation of their certificates. His Excellency also explained that the Commission of Academic Accreditation in the Ministry evaluates the programs periodically by external evaluator teams to ensure the integrity of the educational programs offered at those institutions and their conformity with the scientific levels, and to ensure achieving the complete quality standards for these programs. His Excellency Saif Rashed Al Mazroui clarified that enrollment of the student in an accredited academic program by the Ministry, ensures the Ministry’s attestation of the certificate obtained after the student’s graduation, and it is required by the federal institutions and many local employers for recruitment or recognition of the attested certificate as the basis for promotion, scholarships abroad for higher degrees. His Excellency warned about what was observed recently in the media, especially printed media, such as interviews with officials of branches of higher educational institutions working in the State without obtaining a license from the Ministry, these officials confirm that the qualifications issued by the parent institution in Europe, the United States, India, Pakistan or other countries. While his Excellency Saif Rashed Al Mazroui stressed that the certificates issued by these institutions that operate without a license from the Ministry will not be considered for equivalency or attestation. His Excellency advised students to the need to refer to the Ministry's website www.mohesr.ae for the list of licensed higher education institutions and their accredited programs within the State. For those wishing to study in universities abroad, they must obtain a certificate of No Objection, to ensure equivalency of their certificates. His Excellency also warned of the emergence of the phenomenon of buying certificates through websites, saying that these fake qualifications will not be attested or accredited, and whoever tries to obtain these certificates will bear the financial consequences, in addition to potentially being held accountable. Dr. Badr Aboul-Ela, Director of the Commission of Academic Accreditation, pointed out that the accreditation of educational programs in private higher education institutions licensed by the Ministry, is subject to a number of scientific standards used by prestigious institutions in the world, these include program objectives, learning outcomes, curriculum and its content, and the educational environment which is taught in, as well as the scientific and educational facilities and learning resources, in addition to qualifications of faculty members and their scientific levels, and other teaching methods and techniques used, as well as linking the program to the needs of the labor market.
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