United Arab Emirates – A Leader in Higher Education
The magnificent skyscrapers towering over turquoise lagoons in Dubai have become a United Arab Emirates flagship, and a symbol of their thriving economy to the rest of the world. The federation of seven pictureque emirates is also achieving in other socioeconomic sectors in addition – particularly in higher education.
A exceptional 95% of the female student base and 80% of the male apply to institutions of higher education during their final year of secondary school. This is especially impressive in that only dominant school is compulsory in the UAE. These high-rates of academic retention are in many respects reflective of the current efforts of UAE’s Ministry of Education to enhance the quality of education at all grade levels. Specifically, Information Technology skills are offered at many public and private institutions of higher education. The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid IT Education Project requires that there is one computer obtainable per university student. The program also incorporates online courses in 40 high schools across the UAE. Thirteen thousand students pass by the online program each year.
While private schools both at-home and oversea are a popular option for post-secondary students, many pupils choose UAE’s Higher Colleges of Technology. These schools press vocational and technical skills, and prepare students for both local and international business success by focusing on career training. To compliment the efforts of the career education institutes, the government works tirelessly to increase employment opportunities for students upon graduation. consequently far this initiative has generated careers in banking, insurance, and human resources.
For students hoping to receive a high-quality university education from the comfort of their home, many international online education universities have developed vicinity-specific programs in the Middle East. Students in the United Arab Emirates can increasingly access online education programs from preeminent global universities such as the University of Phoenix while maintaining necessary ties to their country, family, and religion.