‘Champions of Tomorrow’ and ‘Creative Program’ Campaigns

Abu Dhabi Education Council awards winners of Event attended by senior officials, winners & participants & their parents


Abu Dhabi, May 16th 2017- The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) recently concluded its extracurricular activities for the academic year 2016-2017, following the completion of a series of contests and competitions under its ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ and ‘Creative Program’ campaigns.


The initiative falls in line with the Council’s continuous effort and commitment to encourage students to participate in various scientific, cultural, artistic and sport activities with the aim to adopt and develop new talents as well as build their competitiveness and excellence.


The ceremony was held in the presence of many senior officials and was attended by winning students, participants and their parents.


During the event, the participating students were commended for showcasing their cultural and artistic talents and excelling in sports. Gold, silver, and bronze medals along with other prizes were given for the first, second and third places, respectively.

The ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ initiative attracted the participation of 75 percent of ADEC students, giving a tremendous boost to the local education system and developing talents according to the highest international standards and practices. The contests established a spirit of competitiveness and excellence among students in various fields, including science, sports, art and culture. On the other hand, the ‘Creative Program’ is an ideal platform to discover the promising talents that can compete in international events. The program has registered 2593 participants from the school year 2016-2017, with an increase of 1503 students compared to last year; 20 per cent of which are from scientific programs, while the art and music programs attracted 30 per cent of students.



H.E. Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of School Operations, ADEC, expressed his delight in the increased participation of students in the ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ and ‘Creative Program’ initiative. He stated that it reflects a great momentum and a high capability to achieve leadership and excellence at the intellectual, scientific, cultural and athletic level. He also mentioned the remarkable success of this current edition of extracurricular activities in emphasizing social and national participation, enhancing the culture of innovation and excellence for the upcoming generation, and boosting the creative abilities in various sectors that will raise the UAE’s name across the world.


Mr. Al Dhahiri added: “The ‘Creative Program’ is an important milestone in the process of promoting leadership among students while improving their scientific and creative thinking. This is in line with ADEC’s strategic vision to develop the local education system and strengthen student competencies, while benefiting the local and international community.


“The ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ campaign reflects the central role of the program in spreading a culture of physical education to uphold the UAE’s position in regional and international sports events. These successes will help us develop the activities, initiatives and competitions aimed at unleashing creative capacities and skills of youth while providing them with knowledge and competencies with emphasis on social and cultural development in accordance to the strategic objectives of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.”


The selection of the winning schools was conducted for each educational seminar separately, based on the total score in accordance with the criteria set by the jury. The total number of selected schools were 18 each in Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain Region and the Al Dafrah Region.

Leading academic institutions worldwide looking to capitalise on UAE’s USD 1.9 billion private education market.

GETEX Spring 2013 provides exclusive sponsorship opportunities for educators to gain exposure in the world’s fastest growing private education market
March 24, 2013
The UAE student population has expanded by up to seven percent in the last five years, a robust growth rate that is expected to further surge as the country moves forward with its education strategies. Private education in particular is rapidly gaining ground as the UAE now has the fastest growing private education market in the world with a value of USD 1.9 billion, creating lucrative investment opportunities for leading academic institutions in the region and around the world.

GETEX Spring 2013, the most effective and result-driven forum for student recruitment in the Middle East and Asia, provides opportunities for education providers to take advantage of the enormous growth potential that the UAE’s private education market has to offer. The event expects to attract a record participation of students and key industry figures from all over the country and across the Middle East. With a host of value-added sponsorship opportunities, GETEX Spring serves as a gateway for education providers to penetrate the UAE private education market and achieve maximum brand exposure. GETEX Spring 2013 will run from April 17 to 19 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“I have been attending GETEX for 14 years and have found this event to be a great opportunity to market our university to the entire Middle East. It also provides access to education agents from the region who come to attend this well advertised event. It is a very well organized event that beats any other fair that I know of in the Gulf region. My university has recruited 1,150 students from around the globe in the last six years, and GETEX has certainly played a role in our success in the Middle East,” comments Mahmoud Lamadanie, Executive Associate Vice President, Center for International Affairs & Programs (CIAP), Grambling State University, USA, who has been a regular participant at GETEX.
GETEX Spring 2013, which marks the 25th edition of the show, will gather thousands of education industry stakeholders to provide a dedicated networking platform that supports the long-term growth and development of the region’s education sector. Apart from its General Education segment, this silver jubilee edition of GETEX will feature Higher Education and Professional Training segments, and will also focus on Sports Education, Education Tourism and Education Resources & Supplies.

GETEX Autumn 2012 opens in Dubai.

GETEX Autumn 2012, the dedicated platform to showcase the widest range of top-quality academic, vocational and training programs from leading regional and international schools, opened today (Wednesday, November 21, 2012) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education, GETEX Autumn 2012 will run until Friday, November 23, featuring a comprehensive selection of Higher Education and Professional Development options, including graduate and postgraduate programs along with vocational and occupational courses.

GETEX Autumn 2012 will launch the Global Business School Fair, which provides an opportunity for MBA schools from all over the world to meet with UAE-based postgraduate students. The Global Business School Fair will host a Business Seminar that will provide students with resources to help them make sound career choices, while enhancing their employment potential in both the public and private sectors. 15 prestigious universities from the UK and about 10 from India are taking part in GETEX Autumn, among other leading universities and academic institutions worldwide.

Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), organizer of the event, said: “Education remains one of the top priorities in the Middle East and this is strongly reflected by the overwhelming response that GETEX Autumn continues to generate over the years. The level of interest this year has become even more intense as we are introducing new segments that are designed to satisfy the specific academic and training requirements of students and professionals in the region. In this regard, GETEX Autumn 2012 will once again bring value to the region’s education industry by providing students with the opportunity to be connected to a wide range of learning options, while offering academic institutions consistently high lead numbers and a better than average student conversion ratio. We are therefore confident of another great run for GETEX Autumn this year, reaffirming its status as the premier recruitment platform for local and international universities and colleges

Number of UAE students going to UK for higher education is rising, despite tightened visa regulations.

EDUKEX 2012 set to highlight UK’s continuing reputation as a preferred higher education destination
Dubai, UAE, 8th November 2012: The number of students going to UK universities from the UAE has been rising since 2002, despite that the constraints of tightened visa regulations. According to the latest data released by British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, there were 3,145 UAE students studying in the UK for 2011 academic year, which represents an increase of 126 per cent over 2002.

These figures were released on the sidelines of the 13th edition of the Education UK Exhibition ‘EDUKEX 2012’ which is organized by British Council from November 11 to 13. The one-day Abu Dhabi event will be opened by the British Ambassador to the UAE, Dominic Jermey CVO, OBE,  on November 11 in Beach Rotana Hotel, while the Dubai event will be inaugurated by British Consul General in Dubai, Edward Hobart, on November 12 in Al Murooj Rotana Hotel.
Lara Khouri, Education UK Marketing Manager British Council UAE. 
Lara Khouri, Education UK Marketing Manager, British Council UAE said: “The remarkable 126 percent rise in the number of students compared with 2002 figures demonstrates that the UK education system enjoys a high reputation among UAE students  as a gateway to acquiring skills that would enable them to compete effectively in the global market.”
EDUKEX 2012 offers an ideal opportunity for visitors to learn about English language courses, vocational courses and higher education courses offered by a large number of UK universities. The show is part of the British Council’s initiative to enhance cultural and educational relations between the UAE and UK by helping create a knowledge-based economy.
Khouri added that the main objective of EDUKEX was to raise awareness of the quality of UK education and the extensive choice of courses on offer at every academic level by world-renowned universities.
At this year’s event, more than 50 UK universities and specialist colleges will showcase a wide range of bachelors and masters courses, as well as foundation-year courses.
This show is a one-of-a-kind platform for UK’s distinguished educational providers to open their doors and direct students to the best educational programmes as per their capabilities and preferences. The show gathers representatives from UK institutions who will be on hand to talk about courses and degree options, entry requirements and studying in the UK.
She added: “Besides encouraging a positive perception of the UK as a place to study, this event aims to provide UK institutions with a targeted market-driven audience to whom they may promote their courses.  The exhibition will also raise the quality of enquires by guiding students on what issues they need to consider when visiting EDUKEX. It gives information on UK qualifications, entry requirements and modes of study.”
She added: “This annual event provides students in the UAE with the opportunity to meet representatives from a number universities and colleges in the UK with a view to further developing their education. In addition to universities and colleges, the UK Border Agency and British Council colleagues will also be present to answer visa-related and IELTS queries.”
“We expect over 1,500 visitors to attend the show and interact with exhibitors, some of whom will also be making presentations on various pathways to entry to a UK programme on November 11 in Abu Dhabi and on November 12 and 13 in Dubai,” Khouri concluded.

GETEX Spring 2012 receives enthusiastic feedback from exhibitors, visitors

Leading universities underline strategic importance of GETEX in building brand recognition in Middle East
GETEX Spring 2012 successfully concluded a comprehensive showcase of over 2,500 academic, vocational and training programmes, gathering more than 400 leading academic institutions worldwide and over 30,000 visitors for the three-day exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 19 to 21, 2012. Organized under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education, GETEX 2012 was warmly received by government entities, corporate organizations, academic institutions, students and parents from the Middle East, underlining the growing focus on education, training and professional development initiatives across the region.

GETEX 2012, which is recognized as the Middle East’s leading education, training and professional development event, likewise generated an overwhelming response from local, regional and international universities, academic institutions and training organizations, emphasizing the strategic importance of GETEX as an ideal networking avenue to showcase quality educational programs being offered worldwide.
Dr. T.R. Venkatesh, Academic Head at Amity University, said: “More than reaching our goals, GETEX has helped us in allowing parents and students reach their goals. We want them to discover what they are interested in and what they like the most in terms of their aptitude. GETEX has helped in serving this purpose twice over.”
Several leading universities and academic institutions likewise noted and credited the impact of GETEX in their brand strategy and in cultivating strong relations with target audiences, particularly parents and corporate organizations across the region.
Jules Fawkes, Head of Faculty and English Teacher at Canada International College, said: “GETEX Spring 2012 helped us reach our goal in targeting students who want to enter our college here or travel abroad to Canada. It has increased public awareness of our college in the region and helped in our marketing strategy through advertising our university.”
K. Rajesh Shetty, Assistant Professor at Electronics & Communication Engineering, NMAM Institute of Technology, said: “Our institute has been taking part in GETEX since 2006. This event is very well-organized, with utmost professionalism and is promoted extremely well. The quality of the event speaks for itself and over the years the event has helped us establish and build a brand name. It has enabled us to build an excellent rapport with the parents, some of them being in touch with us since our first meeting six years ago.”
Fouad Ahmed, Admission Officer, at Al Ghurair University said, “GETEX is one the biggest education events in the region and has enabled us to interact with hundreds of parents and students, especially since the event is held over a weekend. We have been exhibitors here for over six years and we would like to serve all UAE students regardless of their nationality, especially since we have around 40 nationalities from all over the world.”
Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), organizers of the event, said: “GETEX continues to serve students, corporate organizations and academic institutions in the region by providing direct access to the latest advances in education delivery, training and professional development from all over the world. Moreover, exhibitors at GETEX benefit from unprecedented reach and exposure across their target audiences, making it an ideal avenue for marketing and networking initiatives. The overwhelming success of GETEX 2012 has certainly opened new possibilities for us to further expand the breadth of our offerings and reinforce the reputation of GETEX as a driving force behind efforts to cultivate a culture of academic excellence in the Middle East.”
GETEX Spring 2012 featured the “General Education” segment that offered parents of K-12 students several study options among international residential and boarding schools; the “Excellence Forums”, which provided students with invaluable resources and information to make the right career choices; the “Global EDTECH Forum”, a teacher’s conference that equipped educators with the latest tools, skills and technology in education delivery; and a host of seminars that helped graduates and professionals enhance their career prospects through various professional development programs.