NQA participates in Sharjah International Education Show

SHARJAH, 8th February, 2015 (WAM) — The national Qualifications Authority, NQA, will participate in the three-day International Education Show – Sharjah, to be held from 11th-13th of February under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

NQA’s participation falls within the implementation of its strategic and operational plans to directly interact with various segments of UAE society, and to introduce its key role in enhancing the quality of education and training outcomes.

Serving as a launch pad for employment and successful careers, the event will showcase NQA’s perception in matching up education and training outcomes and initiatives to the demands in the labour market, aancing the role of innovation by education and training providers, and qualifying UAE nationals to better meet the requirements of the 2021 Vision of socio-economic development and competitive knowledge economy.

Dr. Thani Almeheiri, Director-General of NQA, said that the 11th edition of the Show will provide a viable platform whereby NQA can highlight its strategic view, aise visiting students on the latest fundamental and structural changes the education and training sector is witnessing worldwide, and guide them towards the right educational and employment careers.

Dr.Thani added that, “NQA is part of the UAE well-integrated and developed education system and as such its participation in this event, which always attracts leading local, regional and international educational institutions from Europe, USA, UK, and Asia, is part of a comprehensive national endeavour dedicated to better scale our education and training development and growth in the international arena and to enrich the learning process, which will ultimately attract more foreign students and institutions to the country.” Interactive and engaging, the NQA pavilion will shed light on the authority’s policies set to further boost the growth of the education and training sector such as achieving mutual recognition of UAE qualifications at the national and international levels. Aising undergraduate and postgraduate students on their future learning pathways and increasing their awareness on the on-going needs for new skills imposed by the ever changing demands of the knowledge and information work environments will be a key task for the NQA team taking part in the event”. Dr. AlMeheiri concluded.