The 28th edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (Getex) was recently hosted at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre with hundreds of exhibitors from nearly 35 countries presenting various study options for students.

Inaugurated by Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture and knowledge Development, the exhibition was a student recruitment platform, which brings universities, vocational training providers.  Students under one roof, saw many educational institutions form the UAE showcase their qualified programmes to students who are interested in completing their studies in the country who benefit greatly from this vast amount of information available at such an easy access.

Shaikh Nahyan said: “Over the past few years, Getex has proven itself as a strong impetus for national efforts that are aimed at investing in the potential of human capital through the opening of new prospects for the students to know about the latest academic, educational and training programmes that will keep them at pace with the demands and requirements of the labour market in the 21st century.”

Among the institutions in the UAE which witnessed plenty of inquiries and registrations on their applied programmes was the Emirates Aviation University (EAU), whose recent accreditation of all its programmes by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) has increased student interest in the university.

Maha Hmeid, business development manager at EAU, said: “The recognition came in February, making EAU the first educational institution in UAE to get this recognition.”

She said following the accreditation, students are now are able to receive a dual award, from EAU and from Coventry University in UK.

“The majority of students would like to have their programmes recognised locally and internationally so they can work anywhere. We offer a number of programmes at our university, but most are aviation-related and run for three years.”