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  • Majority of Emirati Students are Unprepared for University

    Rania Moussly
    May 27, 2012

    UAE higher education needs to offer tertiary degrees in Arabic to give students an alternative to learning in English, the head of the Common Educational Proficiency Assessment (Cepa) said last week. This topic was raised during a forum to discuss the shortcomings in UAE school curricula vis-a-vis preparing students for university education in English.

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  • Almost 9 in 10 students not ready for university in English

    Melanie Swan, The National
    May 25, 2012

    The head of the high-school exam board Cepa said 88 percent of students graduate with inadequate English to cope at university.

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  • Best New Think Tanks of 2012

    Think Tank Watch
    May 14, 2012

    Following are the best new think tanks for 2012, established within the past 18 months. It is based on the University of Pennsylvania's think tank rankings.

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  • Father's influence a factor in male Emiratis eschewing university

    Melanie Swan, The National
    April 08, 2012

    Emirati men continue to shun higher education due to bad experiences at school and the ready availability of government jobs, research shows. The education and career of his father is also a major influence on a man's choices, according to a study by the Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, jointly funded by the Emirates Foundation.

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  • RAK Ruler in Bid to Reform Education

    Melanie Swan, The National
    April 08, 2012

    Better teachers and opportunities for its people are necessary for the emirate to develop, according to its Ruler, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr.

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  • Boring School Libraries? Not Any More

    Afshan Ahmed, The National
    April 04, 2012

    The "least-visited facilities" in Abu Dhabi's government schools are being converted into Learning Resource Centres.

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  • Smaller Emirates Grow Research and Development Investment

    Leigh Thomas
    March 04, 2012

    A smaller and less affluent emirate is staking out its own research role and aims to address topics of relevance for the emirate and those of the country as a whole to improve economic and social development.

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  • Free-zone education plans await council

    Melanie Swan, The National
    February 29, 2012

    Plans for an education center in Ras Al Khaimah are on hold as an expert council to licence, oversee and regulate new institutions has not yet been formed.

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  • Girls Far Outperform Boys in Reading and Science Tests

    Afshan Ahmed, The National
    February 23, 2012

    An international test that included 369 UAE schools has highlighted an alarming gender gap among the nation’s pupils – one that is among the biggest in the world.

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  • The Effect of "Ccross-Border" Education

    Melanie Swan, The National
    February 19, 2012

    Christine Farrugia is not ready to predict the outcome of her research, but has already identified the policy of teaching in English at the federal universities as a source of institutional problems.

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