UK education to be showcased
Manama, November 16, 2011
Students in Bahrain will have the opportunity to meet representatives from universities and colleges in the UK next week during Education UK Exhibition 2011 (Edukex).
The event, organised annually by the British Council, will be held on November 20 and 21 at the Al Murjan Ballroom of the Mövenpick Hotel, Muharraq.
It is being held under the patronage of British ambassador Iain Lindsay and the Higher Education Council secretary-general Professor Riyadh Hamza.
More than 1,000 visitors are expected to attend and meet 28 UK universities' representatives, said British Council Bahrain director Malcolm Jardine.
Edukex is part of the British Council initiative to enhance cultural and educational relations between Bahrain and the UK by helping create a knowledge-based economy.
Students are invited to attend and obtain information about acquiring UK qualifications.
'One of the main objectives of the British Council in Bahrain is to assist Bahraini students to acquire knowledge and skills they need to achieve and exceed the goals of the Economic Vision 2030,' said Jardine.
'The main objective of Edukex is to raise awareness of the quality of UK education and the extensive choice of courses and institutions on offer at every level.' – TradeArabia News Service