Dewa honours 17 students

DUBAI — The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) held a ceremony at its headquarters to honour 17 brilliant students participating in the Intelaq UAE University Programme.

Exceptional students from colleges and universities, who specialised in engineering, finance and law studies, were recognised and awarded. These talented students will get job offers to be part of Dewa after finishing their graduation requirements.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, accompanied by Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President-Business Support Division, honoured the students from the Scholarship Programme, in the presence of a number of Dewa’s top officials, employees and students’ parents.

“These initiatives are in line with the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to support and develop national talent. Also, these initiatives are part of Dewa’s strategy to promote Emiratisation and provide a national cadre of specialised jobs at government departments. This will have a positive impact on enhancing performance and excellence,” said Al Tayer. “Intelaq provides three programmes for students; Bachelor of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Programme, Diploma of Electrical Engineering Programme, and the Intelaq Programme. Every year, Dewa receives 100 applicants for these programmes.

At the end of 2011, there were 201 students on scholarships in different universities and colleges,” said Dr Al Akraf.

“The students are granted a monthly reward and Dewa pays their fees. They also get jobs at DEWA matching their qualifications,” Dr Al Akraf added.

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