Ministry of education revokes licences of six universities

The UAE Ministry of Education has revoked the licences of six universities because they failed to meet quality and accreditation standards. A further six campuses were put on probation and have been ordered to stop admitting new students for the current and next academic year, writes Kelly Clarke for The National.

As part of the ministry’s annual review of universities, it evaluates their academic programmes to ensure compliance with key benchmarks. Other areas that are monitored include student relations and exam performance.

Following the most recent review, all 12 universities were informed of the decision and were told to adhere by the rules placed on them with immediate effect. Last year, the ministry unveiled a new set of standards to be used for licensing higher education institutions in the country. The move was part of the UAE’s National Strategy for Higher Education to enhance quality and global competitiveness of university campuses in the Emirates.
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