New research from the Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi has revealed that the number of Emirati citizens currently enrolled in higher education is continuing to increase.
Figures highlighted a 48.6 per cent increase in higher education enrolments between 2008 and last year, while the number of graduates in higher education have increased by 166.9 per cent from 2008-2009 to 10,921 graduates in 2013-2014.
Associate Professor of Sociology at Zayed University, Dr. Rima Sabban explained that with a growing and moving national population, there is strife to grow and pursue an education in order to develop and reach higher standards.
She went on to say that there is a heightened awareness among Emiratis which strongly values quality education, as a college degree is now becoming a minimum requirement in today’s dynamic and fast-paced professional world.
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