EIC graduates first batch of students
Abu Dhabi, June 22, 2009
The European International College (EIC) of hotel management and tourism, which opened in 2007 in Abu Dhabi, recently graduated its first batch of students.
Fifteen students from more than seven countries received degree certificates at a ceremony held under the patronage of Shiekh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE, at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu-Dhabi.
At the ceremony, EIC also welcomed over 70 new students from all over the world to a new semester. The student body now encompasses students of twenty-nine different nationalities.
“We are delighted to be celebrating our first graduation ceremony,” said Dr Abdulla Abduljalil Al Fahim, chairman and founder of EIC.
“It is incredibly encouraging to see that with each year that passes, the demand for the college is increasing, and from all around the world. Graduating students should be very proud of what they have achieved in the past to years and should also work harder in the future to reach to their desired role,” he added.
Martin Kisseleff, president of Cesar Ritz College in Switzerland, said he was very impressed with the achievements of the students.
After graduating, students may choose to continue their education towards a bachelor’s degree in Switzerland.
Most students have already secured entry-level positions in leading local and international companies within the hospitality industry and several are working in operations, sales, marketing and human resources, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service