Arab-Acrao summit ends in Dubai
Dubai, April 7, 2011
Top officials from the education sector agreed on various strategies to address key issues affecting local and regional educational systems at the Arab-Acrao summit which concluded in Dubai yesterday (April 6).
The 31st Conference of the Arab Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers in Arab Universities (Arab-Acrao), which was held under the theme ‘Enrollment and registration: Quality and accreditation standards,’ gathered researchers from around 30 Arab universities.
“The past days provided an exceptional venue for the region’s academic services practitioners and education officials to consolidate their experiences and expertise and come up with more effective enrollment and registration strategies,” said Dr Nabeel Haider, provost of the American University of Science and Technology in Lebanon, who was named as the next chair.
“It affirmed Arab-Acrao’s strong influence in directing the growth of the region’s educational systems and proved the eagerness of Arab educational institutions to work collaboratively to address the sector’s most pressing issues. The American University of Science and Technology in Lebanon is honored to host the 32nd Arab-Acrao next year,” he added.
The 2011 Arab-Acrao Conference, hosted by Abu Dhabi-based Alhosn University, focused on expected competencies for college students, best practices in admission, effective approaches against absenteeism and failure, and the role of universities in shaping the knowledge of young learners.
The 32nd Arab-Acrao conference will be held in Lebanon and will be hosted the American University of Science and Technology. – TradeArabia News Service