The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research confirmed that in the light of the orders of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and ruler of Dubai and upon the approval of the Council of Ministers to approve and allocate the budget needed to take in around 3 thousand UAE male and female students for admission in public universities and colleges for the coming academic year.
It is expected that all the qualified national students who meet admission requirements of government higher education institutions and who have been recently identified by the Ministry will be accepted. Sabha Al-Shamsi, the Executive Director at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, informed “Al-Bayan” that the total number of qualified students to join government universities reached 13195 male and female students from a total of 16081 candidates. These students have fulfilled the different admission requirements including a minimum of 150 points on the CEPA English language exam. In addition, they shall obtain a secondary school average of 75% as a prerequisite to join the UAE University and 70% to join Zayed University and the Higher Colleges of Technology.
Upon issuance of the decision, the Ministry contacted the higher education institutions via internet to increase the number of accepted students. Sabha Al-Shamsi further stated that she was pleased that all qualified students would have the opportunity to join government universities in the coming academic year. Amal Ali Abdullah Abdul Rahman Al-Nuaimi, graduate of the Secondary School of Soda Bint Zomaa for girls in Ajman, thinks that by studying in the Higher Colleges of Technology, she will acquire advanced English skills and that the Higher Colleges of Technology will provide her with the proper academic environment characterized by its serious work.
Rashid Ali Hassan Al-Shamsi, graduate of the Secondary School of Neeman Bin Bashir for boys in Ajman, considers that the Higher Colleges of Technology is the best in terms of the available diversified specializations, where he seeks to acquire advanced skills in the English language. Sheikha Abdul Rahman Al-Shamsi, graduate of Dubai International School, Al-Garhoud, chose the Higher Colleges of Technology considering its high academic levels and because it is a prestigious academic institution. Omar Abdullah Mohammed Al-Suaidi, graduate of Dubai Model School for boys, expressed his appreciation of the modern laboratories and advanced equipment that are available in the Higher Colleges of Technology; especially that he will be enrolling in the engineering programs.
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