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Ministerial Council for Development discusses resolution on Unified National System of Scholarship

Abu Dhabi: In line with the government’s objective to enhance the higher education system and provide more education opportunities for Emiratis from major international universities, the Ministerial Council for Development has discussed a resolution on the Unified National System of Scholarship.

The Ministerial Council for Development, chaired by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Ministerial Council for Development, said the new system will provide more scholarships for UAE students studying abroad.

The Unified National System of Scholarship also aims to improve the overall student experience, in line with UAE Vision 2021 to achieve a high-level educational system.

The council also discussed the establishment of tax labels on tobacco and tobacco products and a federal law on Emirates Post Group to become a public joint-stock company.

The council also reviewed the annual performance report of the federal entities in the field of human resources for the year 2017. The report showed an overall improvement in results and in most human resources indicators.

The council also discussed the terms of reference of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Sports, to set a number of responsibilities. These including the development of strategic plans and general policies, activate and develop the sport sector in the country, and develop plans and programs necessary to train and prepare national sports players, among other responsibilities.

The Council also reviewed the following reports of the Audit Bureau on the final account of a number of entities: the annual report of the performance of the federal agencies in the field of human resources for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2017, and the report of the Audit Bureau on the final account of the Federal Authority for Electricity and Water for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2017, and the report of the Audit Bureau on the final account of Emirates Post Group for the financial year ended 31 December 2017 and the report of the Audit Bureau on the final account of the Red Crescent for the financial year ended 31 December 2017.

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