Education, the Work Force, and Emiratization



After nationalization , Emiratis migrated from rural areas to cities settling into a more stationary lifestyle including sending their children to school. Recognizing the need for a highly educated and technologically sophisticated UAE national workforce, the government approved laws, and policies to guarantee equal educational opportunities to UAE national males and females and to encourage UAE nationals to develop themselves to their fullest potential. Education is mandatory up through the primary grades and free of charge to Emiratis up to the completion of high school. After graduation, UAE nationals who qualify academically are guaranteed access free of charge to up to 6 years of postsecondary education at any of the federally funded institutions. Scholarships are available to qualifying UAE nationals who wish to study abroad in specialty areas that are not available in the UAE. Few other countries encourage and subsidize postsecondary education to the extent of the UAE.


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  1. 1.Higher Colleges of TechnologySharjahUnited Arab Emirates

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