By The Gulf Today,
A total of 20 distinguished Eritrean students enjoyed a fruitful and promising learning experience at Zayed University’s classrooms with their counterparts.
In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Eritrean students were offered scholarships that aim to nurture the minds of future generations through education.
The 20 top achievers will enrol at the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University to study information technology.
Professor Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University, Dr Marilyn Roberts, Acting Provost, and Dr Fatima AlDarmaki, Assistant Provost for Student Affairs, met 16 male and 4 female Eritrean students in Abu Dhabi campus and welcomed them to Zayed University.
“Welcome and congratulations for joining Zayed University to complete your undergraduate studies.
I wish all of you a bright future. Zayed University offers a wide range of options and challenges, and I encourage all of you to optimise and maximise your potential to make your experience at the university as personally enlightening as it is academically rewarding.”
Dr Marilyn also advised new students to regularly meet their professors and get in deeper contact with them. “Their doors are wide open for your requests,” she added.
She also encouraged students to share ideas and start discussion with faculty members at Zayed University as well as colleagues. “These discussions and insights will strengthen your personality,” Dr Marilyn said.
During the meeting, students expressed their gratitude for the warm welcome and support they received at Zayed University.
Dr Fatima AlDarmaki also advised students to visit the recently opened counselling centre at Zayed University, which aims to boost the mental health and well-being of students.
“The centre can help students to overcome problems such as stress, time management, depression and anxiety. I am always happy to meet your requests and assist you with all matters related to your academic progress and personal development,” Dr Fatima added.
Zayed University welcomed a total of 2098 freshmen students and around 61 international students, who will bring their experience, background, and culture to both its campuses.