UAE educational system lauded by US delegation

ABU DHABI — The UAE educational system is on par with international standards, said Prof Suzanne Geffird, Vice Chancellor at Washington University, Seattle.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 26 Mar 2006, 10:33 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:33 PM

She was speaking after a meeting with "Ibdaa Programme 2006" participants at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The programme aims to bridge the gap between educational institutions and the private sector.

The vice-chancellor, who is part of an US educational delegation, said, “The Ibdaa programme, specifically, combines two ambitious objectives as it aims at providing young graduates with the required technical and managerial skills and training for job opportunities in the private sector, in addition to satisfying the needs of the job market.”

The recognition of Ibdaa certificates by US educational institutions was the central topic of discussion during the visit. The agreement to recognise Ibdaa credits and certificates will see a number of universities supporting Ibdaa graduates to continue their studies in the US towards securing a MBA qualification.

Muhammad Omar Abdullah, General Director of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry noted: “The meeting was a chance to review means of reinforcing educational and cultural cooperation between the UAE and the US. The delegation reflected the intention of the University of Washington to recognise Ibdaa graduates certificates and count the training hours as recognised credits to be built upon in the university.”

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