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    Posted January 22, 2014 by
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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    Education is the future of Sharjah!


    United Arab Emirates has made tremendous progress in the last few years and the rulers have been successful in making the barren lands fill with colors of joys and tourism. Recently the country was said to break the record of Fireworks done on the New Year’s celebrations. It was estimated that millions of dollars were spend on the fireworks that were enjoyed by people all over the globe and that a period of 10 months was invested in the preparation of these.


    I just shifted to Dubai as a research analyst and have also served my services in the capacity of student counselor; in short my relationship with education has been really long and strong. Having invested a good portion of my life in education I know that hoe this industry works and what are the dynamics of this new industry. I have chosen to live and work in Dubai because I believe that UAE is the hub of emerging educational trends and the proof of which is seen in the form of mushrooming online universities.


    Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah was reported to have said on the 14th commencement ceremony of University of Sharjah that education is the key to a progressed UAE and to make the region really developed we need to make the educational sector stronger. He said that the graduates of this year and those who passed earlier are a precious resource as these Emirati are the human resource of the country.


    The ruler was of the opinion that education is required to make country better and to boost the economy further. He said that these graduates will make the economy grow at much faster level and to facilitate the future graduates further, ruler announced that internet connection will be made free on Sundays to facilitate the students.


    These and other initiatives taken by the ruler has made one thing clear that finally UAE rulers have realized the importance of education. Though the progress made by country and this region is tremendous but the country is still not utilizing the Emirati human resource to its fullest. But with time education is gaining the due importance and more and more institutes with distance education in Dubai can now be seen.


    Recently there was a global competition arranged by a leading organization in which the performance of Emirati students was alarming and created much hype among the educationalist and analysts. These students are the future of UAE and special attention should be drawn to them so that they don’t lack behind their counterparts in UK and USA. This research has created new concerns among the rulers regarding the learning and educational capability of Emirati students.


    Being a analyst and working for an open university in Dubai, I can say this for sure that UAE has to take some serious steps in the educational sector and to equip the new generation with the powerful weapon  of education, ruler have come up with more education targets.


    Read more on online education in Dubai @ http://rachelpatton84.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/has-online-education-affected-the-quality-of-education-in-dubai/



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