His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth And Community Development, opened on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, the Gulf Education And Training Exhibition “GETEX 2015 ", which is organized annually under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in the presence of his Excellency Dr. Saeed Hamad Al Hassani, Undersecretary of the Ministry, and a number of officials, directors of government and private higher education institutions in the State. The Minister visited the platform of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and heard a detailed explanation from Professor Fatma Al Mohanadi, Director of the Government Communication Department in the Ministry, on the latest electronic smart achievements and initiatives launched by the Ministry, such as the electronic higher education institutions guide, which received the admiration and approval of the Minister, stressing the importance of this service in educating students and providing the appropriate and necessary information to them on the various educational institutions. The guide was recently issued in response to the directives of his Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the guide contains the advantages that can accrue to the students thereof, the nature of study, and degrees available, disciplines and colleges, information on the institutional accreditation locally or internationally, and societal role of the institution, partnership and cooperation agreements with other educational institutions both outside and within the State, scholarships, acceptance criteria, the mechanisms of entrance exams, tuition for each specialty, the number of years of study and credits required, the nature of the jobs and economic and productive sector is associated with the specialty, and acceptance policy of hours transferred from other educational institutions. The Guide can be easily browsed through the search engine property according to the Emirate, specialization, and the level of degree, and it is available in Arabic and English. It also allows the browser to directly link with the website of the educational institution concerned, in order to have access to more details about the institution or program which the student wishes to join or inquire about, the information on the educational institutions and their programs will be updated continuously, especially in light of the rapid development and constant increase in the number of educational programs offered by the universities and colleges, in addition to linking it to the Careers and Paths Guide of national cadres of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
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