INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SHOW – UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH
The International Education Show, one of the well established events of its kind in the region, is set to build on the impressive growth it achieved in its previous edition.
For its 10th edition held in 2014, it recorded a 34 per cent rise in the number of visitors, a massive growth ever witnessed by the show, cementing the reputation of the show as the region’s most-sought after higher education event among the youth.
The stage is set for the 11th edition of the show, offering educational institutions from across the world direct access to students from the entire region.
WHY DEMAND FOR HIGHER EDUCATION WILL SURGE
Analysts opine that the demand for higher education will increase in the coming years due to the strong fundamentals of the economy.
They believe that the World Expo 2020 will open up hundreds of thousands of job opportunities, prompting students to better equip themselves for a plethora of jobs that will come their way in the near future.
Besides, the UAE is planning to facilitate higher studies of its youth in leading universities overseas to help eliminate the high unemployment rate among nationals.
With the UAE Cabinet approving 21 per cent of its total budget allocation of Dhs 46 billion for the education sector in 2014, it becomes a continuing trend where the government is placing high importance on the sector, thus boosting demand for higher education.