UAE nationals high among the graduating honours from aviation college
Emirates Aviation College this week awarded graduation honours upon the 2012 class of more than 150 graduates.
With hundreds of family, friends and Emirates group senior management in attendance, Gary Chapman, president group services and dnata conferred degrees across a multitude of disciplines.
Significant among the graduates, the entire graduating class from the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in software engineering programme was composed of UAE nationals employed by Emirates.
Having completed their higher diplomas from the College last year, all 13 students studied further and have earned their bachelor degrees as well. Support for Emiratis is a key part of the Emirates group’s nationalisation programme and the Emirates Aviation College plays a key role in supporting education for these employees.
A total of 27 graduates - nearly 20 per cent of the total graduates - were UAE Nationals.
“Our average student age of 25 years old is a clear indication of how the college is meeting the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds – school leavers entering higher education for the first time through to mature students extending their education through graduation programmes. In fact, 22 percent of the graduates have earned their second degree from the College,” said Dr. Ahmad Al Ali, vice-chancellor of the college. “As well as wishing them congratulations on this wonderful achievement, we appreciate the faith and recognition of the quality of the Emirates Aviation College this signifies.”
PICTURED: From left to right: Doctor Ahmed Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor Emirates Aviation College, Doctor David Pilsbury, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Coventry University and Gary Chapman, President Group Services and dnata awarding one of the graduates with his diploma.