Al-Ain: The United Arab Emirates University has completed special preparations to receive its 3,500 new students for the new academic year 2021/2022, in compliance with safe procedures, preparing a special “hybrid” orientation program that will be conducted for five days in August.
Prof. Aisha Salem Al Dhaheri, the Associate Provost for Student Affairs, said that the student is the center of the educational process. This requires providing all requirements with the beginning of a new stage to continue their education, which is completely different from the previous stage of the education. The university administration has taken All necessary procedures to receive new students in accordance with the procedures applied to confront the Covid 19 pandemic, and to ensure the safety and health of students and continuation of the educational process in accordance with academic standards that guarantee a safe university environment.
She pointed out that a comprehensive “hybrid” plan has been prepared to receive the new students who have completed all registration procedures, 3,500 students in all academic programs offered by the university, considering all aspects and requirements. She added, “The program includes sessions and lectures on academic life at the university, including steps for academic success, academic guidance, preparation of the study plan, registering courses, choosing majors, introducing the UAE culture to international students, student services and student support centers, hybrid education and technical support.”
The program also includes a review of the activities related to student life on the university campus, which will last for three days, and one day to present the housing services for students, which will be conducted from the first to the fourth day.
It is worth noting that due to the current circumstances related to the Corona pandemic, the university has provided all security and safety requirements in all university facilities so that students who have conditional admission during this program are received to submit entrance exams at the University College inside the university campus from the first day until the fifth day.