Abu Dhabi: "Educating our students is an investment for the UAE. Through public and private entities, students are offered the chance to introduce themselves to the market and participate in the success of their nation," said Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, during his grand tour at Najah 2010, which means success in English.
Najah is the UAE's leading annual exhibition focusing on education, training, and careers, and is expected to attract 14,000 students in the next three days.
When speaking to the media at the fourth edition of Najah, Shaikh Nahyan stressed the pivotal role played by universities to help prepare students to excel in their jobs in the private and public sectors.
"I can see increased participation in this year's exhibition, and companies are welcoming Emirati students in their organisations. It's a good chance for students to steer their education further, and seek suitable job opportunities in the UAE," said Shaikh Nahyan.
The UAE University is the only university in the UAE that has been internationally listed as 370 among 500 universities worldwide.
"Apart from getting high international ratings, we hope that all universities focus on preparing undergraduates to a competitive job market," added the minister of higher education.
ECAE was created in 2007 by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to be the first teachers' college in the country.
It offers a four-year Bachelor of Education degree in a range of courses such as the teaching of English, math and science at Cycle 1 (K-5) schools.
Timings: Focus on education
Najah is free of charge, and is open to anyone above 15.
- Wednesday, October 20th Ladies only (09:00 - 19:00)
- Thursday, October 21st - (10:00 - 21:00)