College session attracts parents, students looking into tertiary education
By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Aug 25, 2015
DUBAI: A large number of parents along with their children looking into options for higher education attended an open session and expressed their great satisfaction with the opportunities available in a local university with an affordable tuition fee structure.
The information session held on Sunday evening by the officials of the Future College, Ras Al Khaimah at the Pakistan Association Dubai, catered to the needs of the Pakistani community’s youth who are currently looking for options in higher education.
“We are here to meet the parents and students seeking affordable universities in the UAE and help them pursue their higher education target. Recently at Future College, RAK, we have been affiliated with two prominent universities, Abasyn University, Pakistan and Bath Spa University, UK, to offer a number of degree courses which are highly popular among the young generation gearing to be part of the professional workforce in a multinational environment like the UAE,” said Iftikhar Alam Khan, an official from Future College while talking to The Gulf Today.
The college is also serving as an offshore campus of Peshawar-based Abasyn University affiliated with the Higher Education Commission Pakistan offering a wide range of degree courses to students with affordable tuition fees.
“For new students wishing to enrol in Abasyn University-affiliated courses, they will be awarded a 30 per cent discount in tuition fees for the first year and a 15 per cent discount for those who wish to be part of Bath Spa University’s courses,” said Khan.
The campus is based in the Academic Zone in RAK with all the latest facilities, offering courses to students from the Pakistani, Algerian, Indian, Filipino and other communities.
The Abasyn University offers classes in BBA, BCom, BScs, MBA, MCom, MSc while the Bath Spa University, UK has BA (Hons) Business and management, BA (Hons) Creative Computing and MA Business and Management.
It was the second open day after the first recently held in Sharjah to assist the parents and students make, at the same time, connection with teachers from the two Pakistani schools in Sharjah.
“The response from the first information session was overwhelming, as most of our current students are from Sharjah, while the presence of students from Dubai and Ajman is also remarkable. Our next such session will be held next week in Dubai to address more members of the community, especially those children studying in Pakistani schools in the emirates,” he said.
Samina Nasir, principal of Pakistan Higher Education Academy, Ajman and senior official of the association, has termed the open session for parents and students a need of the hour and a huge opportunity for students to be part of world-class degree courses being offered by a Pakistani university in the country at a reasonable fee.
“I’m sure more and more parents will turn up to show their interest in these programmes being offering by the Abasyn University, RAK and also being recognised by the government,” she added.