CIT forum discusses feedback of students

DUBAI — The College of Information Technology (CIT) at Dubai University College (DUC), the academic arm of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held its first students' forum which provided a unique opportunity to discuss students' feedback and concerns on curriculum, resources, instruction, assessment and other related topics.

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Published: Fri 2 Jun 2006, 12:32 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:19 PM

The forum also informed the students about the recent changes in admission and regulation rules pertaining to academic standards, which will be effective starting September 2006, and about the planned progressive phase-out of some courses belonging to the pre-2005 curriculum .

The forum also discussed the latest developments in CIT. It was told that the college will be the first educational institute in Dubai and the second in the UAE, after Al Ain University, to have ABET recognised programmes. This is in addition to the business courses which help students to be more professional and indulged in their majors.

As regarding the policy changes, it included mainly that the minimum high school score for admission has been increased to 65 per cent, from 60 per cent, whereas the maximum academic warnings have been reduced to two from four.

All these changes have been made for the purpose of improving the standard at DUC and providing the students highly educational programmes, it was said.

increasingby the dayTHE number of swindlers caught in the country is increasing — some of them claim abilities to double money, and some others claim they heal or help with marital issues and so on.

We think that efforts other than the police’s should be spent in this field, because it’s unbelievable that the number of people consulting these swindlers are increasing at a time that so little of them is unknown, as satellite TV channels in all languages focus on men of every religion, and all kinds of doctors, including psychiatrists.

There are national assemblies that must have an educative role to spread awareness on such cases. Such assemblies receive government support and even donations from businessmen and VIPs, and that’s why they should confront such a phenomenon. We leave it to the man of law to tell us if it’s possible, one way or the other, to question those who consult swindlers?

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