Tue 01-05-2018 15:43 PM
ABU DHABI, 1st May, 2018 (WAM) -- The fifth edition of the Education Interface Exhibition and the Middle East Youth Forum kicked off on Tuesday at the du Forum in Abu Dhabi, attracting the participation of major public and private sector organisations.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the event included more than 100 platforms for local and international universities and academic establishments.
Exhibitors showcased their educational programmes, scholarships and grant programmes to an audience of some 15,000 visitors, consisting of students aged 14-21, as well as parents and influential figures in the education sector.
Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chair of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Organisations, attended the opening of the exhibition and forum. Also present was H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member, who welcomed audiences and participants during his opening address.
The Ministry of Interior, MOI, delegation included Brigadier Dr. Jassim Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Deputy Inspector General at the MOI; Brigadier Mohammed Obaid Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Human Resources at the MOI; Colonel Dr. Saeed Matar Al-Siraidi, Assistant Director-General for Academic Affairs at the Abu Dhabi Police College, as well as other notable ministry and Youth Council officials.
In cooperation with Turret Media, Emirates Expos organised the exhibition and forum, held together under the slogan "Organise, Educate, Innovate." The Ministry of Interior is the strategic partner for the event, while the Ministry of Education also provided support, which built on the success of previous editions.
Colonel Waleed Al Shamesi, Director-General of the Police College in Abu Dhabi, said, "The Ministry of Interior continues to support the Education Interface Exhibition and the Middle East Youth Forum, and we are proud to act as the strategic partner for these promising events. Together, these events provide an ideal platform that brings together the best educational organisations in the UAE and abroad. They play a crucial role in facilitating our youth to make the most suitable academic decisions, by informing them of the best and most relevant institutions, programmes, scholarships and grants.
"Our participation in these events demonstrates our commitment to promoting public-private partnerships that will have a positive impact throughout society. It is also a reflection of our drive to support a varied range of social events, particularly those that are related to the interests of youth and education. This is in line with our national objectives and the UAE Vision 2021, which emphasises the establishment of a competitive knowledge-based economy that is based on innovation and highly advanced education."
Qaboos Khalid, Event Director at Turret Media, said, "The notable turnout by students, parents, and education sector officials on the first day of this event clearly demonstrates its importance. The exhibition is playing a prominent role in introducing the upcoming generation to the best and most specialised programmes on offer from leading academic institutions. This is an inspiring and motivating opportunity that allows young students to make choices that will inform and advance their academic success and professional careers.
"This type of exhibition will improve the UAE's standing for decades to come. We look forward to realising our goals of benefiting youth and enabling them to reach the highest levels of excellence across many sectors."