Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) to provide students working in the ADFCA with academic and financial support to enable them to continue their education and obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Safety.
As part of the agreement, the ADEC has granted 30 Emirati students with scholarships to study a degree program on Food Safety at HCT.
Students who have been granted the scholarship are required to: complete 60 credit hours, obtain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, earn a minimum of Band six in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and show commitment towards working with the ADFCA after graduation.
"The ADEC is responsible for granting outstanding students scholarships to provide them with world class educational opportunities, as well as all types of support needed to complete their studies," said Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, director-general of the ADEC.
"The HCT constantly seeks to ensure cooperation with UAE institutions and supports their development process by providing high quality academic and training programs," Dr. Tayeb Kamali, vice-chancellor of the HCT, said.
Dr. Kamali said the objective of the program is to develop specialized technical courses in food control for the first time in the region, in line with the highest quality criteria and the latest training methods and curricula.
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