ZU to equip students to face job market

ABU DHABI — Zayed University (ZU) will focus on equipping its graduates with all necessary skills required to occupy leadership positions in the local labour market, according to Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and ZU President.

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Published: Mon 28 Aug 2006, 9:47 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:17 PM

The Minister, delivering his convocation address, said, “We must understand the labour market, collect relevant data and information and determine the skills needed for available jobs. We must help our students understand the expectations and opportunities in various sectors”, said Shaikh Nahyan. Held under the motto: “Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century” at the Emirates Palace yesterday, the event was attended by a large number of professors, students and senior administrative officials. The minister underlined the fact that the university needs to partner with local and national companies.

The minister underlined that budgetary constraints and the space limitation of the ZU campus in Abu Dhabi were the two main issues facing the university, adding: “I am confident that reasonable solutions will be found for both this year”.

Meanwhile, the university honoured four of its faculty and staff for their distinguished performance over the past year. Honoured members included Kathy Jongsma, Professor, College of Education, Abu Dhabi Campus; Kenton Swift, Professor, College of Business Sciences, Dubai Campus, Chandana Madanavake Media Service Technician, IT Department-Abu Dhabi Campus; and Eric D’Souza, Travel Services, Dubai.

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