ADEC organises orientation sessions for Grade 12 students

ABU DHABI - The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) organized orientation sessions in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western region on scholarship programs that target distinguished Emirati Grade 12 students, who are allowed to continue their education in top universities in the UAE and abroad.

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Published: Mon 25 Mar 2013, 4:58 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 4:30 AM

The orientation sessions aim to inform students about the available opportunities in specializations most required to meet labor market needs in the Emirate and incentives offered by ADEC to high performing scholars.

Dr. Eisa Al Matroushi, ADEC’s Guidance and Scholarship Division Manager said that “ADEC is keen to organize such orientation sessions for Grade 12 students across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi every year. Students received academic and career guidance on disciplines and future careers required in line with Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030.”

During orientation activities, presentations were delivered and students had the chance to discuss eligibility criteria and incentives with ADEC officials. Many students were thankful for the valuable information given by guidance and scholarship teams that has helped make crucial decisions regarding their academic and future career paths.

“The Scholarship Program is designed to provide human capital necessary for contributing to the socio-economic development. Unique opportunities are offered by ADEC in collaboration with partner government institutions,” said Dr. Al Matroushi.

To be eligible, students must be Emirati nationals with a minimum score of 85% in Grade 12 or equivalent. Students must also pass an interview to receive one of the scholarships offered by ADEC in certain priority areas. Scholars must maintain a minimum score of 3.0.

Monthly stipends are paid to scholars while ADEC will help secure job opportunities upon successful graduation from the scholarship program which is highly supported by the Abu Dhabi government. Last year, the Abu Dhabi Executive Council approved an additional budget of AED 197m to increase the number of scholars over the next four years.

In addition, all students are allowed to participate in summer training programs provided by ADEC in prominent institutions in UAE and abroad. These programs help trainees acquire hands-on and communication skills necessary for their future careers.

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