In response to the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research to take all actions and conduct partnerships with relevant authorities in the state, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Petroleum Construction Company on sponsoring students in all engineering specialties. The aim of cooperation to prepare national cadres to support the requirements and needs of the labour market in various sectors and areas to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 and to contribute to make the UAE, one of the best international countries.
Scholarships from the Ministry for Emirati students to study at prestigious international higher education institutions represents one of the Ministry’s strategies to contribute to the efficiency and quality of higher education in the state and develop the potential of professional and human capabilities of society to achieve sustainable development.
The MoU was signed on behalf of the Ministry by Yomna Badwah Assistant Under-Secretary for Higher Education and Scientific Research Affairs and on behalf of the NPCC by Aqeel Abdulla Madhi Chief Executive Officer of the company.
According to the Memorandum the Ministry allocates a number of scholarships to Emirati students annually starting from the academic year 2016-2017 to complete their university education in the study of Civil Mechanical Electrical and Chemical Engineering depending on the conditions and criteria of scholarships.
The company seeks to hire them after their graduation and obtaining their degrees according to the applicable conditions of employment in the company.