Getex to bring together the decision-makers

DUBAI – With the participation of about 20 educationists from reputed local and international institutions, the three-day Gulf Education and Training Conferences and Exhibition 2006 (Getex), was inaugurated yesterday at the Dubai Convention Centre.

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Published: Thu 13 Apr 2006, 11:11 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:50 PM

“The Gulf region, with its multi-national production, rich culture and unique history, can use its talent from home and abroad to create pertinent and timely strategies for developing and sustaining appropriate education and training to further the ambitious goals of the leadership and improve the lives of residents,” noted John Girard, Associate Professor and Director, Job Corps Executive Management Programme College of Business Minot State University inaugurating the event.

He said that Getex’s concurrent conferences are aimed at bringing together the decision-makers, the policy-setters and the practitioners who shape implementation strategies in education technology, training and human resources development, higher education and research, and special needs education. It is also aimed at the participants to reflect on their work and discuss ways forward to achieving their goals, he said. Entitled ‘The Middle East Forum on Academic Research and Reflection’, the forum was attended by senior educationists from different local and international relevant institutions.

The one-day forum stressed the importance of setting up research centres with the aim to developing the quality of education in the light of modern life and market requirements. Amin A. Haj Ali, Director of Academic Research of the Abu Dhabi-based Al Hosn University, projecting the situation in the Arab world stressed the importance of open sources for initiating and developing academic research.

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