UAE college welcomes $100,000 support

02/11/2009 - Dubai Lifestyle News
UAE college welcomes $100,000 support

Posted by Ashley Waterman

A higher education sponsorship programme launched in 2007 has received returning support this year to the value of $100,000, which is likely to interest those with property in the UAE.

Dr Tayeb Kamali, vice-chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), said: "The Citi-Sponsored Bachelor Scholarships Programme brings many UAE nationals closer to realising their post-academic work plans and adds value to our objective of linking academia to the business world."

Citi is said to perceive the region as an imperative part of its global franchise, having been a part of the Middle East for almost 50 years. The company's presence is currently evident in Tunisia, Bahrain and Morocco alongside seven other Arab countries.

Dr Kamali added that those who undertake the courses are grateful of its design, which is aimed towards making the right sort of candidates for the available labour market.

Today the HCT has developed into 14 campuses since being established in 1988. It currently boasts over 17,000 students which it focuses the learning of on making the right type of candidates for the working world. It also has in the region of 2,000 staff members.

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