ABU DHABI, NEMA Education, the academic arm of NEMA Holding (formerly Abu Dhabi University Holding), has acquired 100% interest in Liwa College of Technology (formerly Emirates College of Technology).

Liwa College of Technology joins several higher education institutions and professional training companies, including Abu Dhabi University (ADU), Knowledge Group (KG) and Khawarizmi International College (KIC), within NEMA Education's portfolio.

NEMA Education has over 10,000 students across its educational institutions and thousands of students who receive professional training through its training institutions.

Dr. Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the Board of NEMA Holding, said, "The acquisition of Liwa College of Technology reflects our strategy to implement business development and expansion plans, both internally and through acquisition. As a result, we can effectively adapt to the students needs and provide the industry with skilled human resources that will drive the national economy and improve the quality of the higher education sector over the next fifty years."

Al Dhaheri added that the acquisition also expands NEMA Education's professional training services, strengthening NEMA's Holding role in providing quality education and specialised knowledge in line with the aspirations of the leadership, in addition to reinforcing the competitiveness of the UAE's higher education sector on a global scale.

Liwa College of Technology was established in 1993, following recognition by the UAE Ministry of Education. The College offers a wide range of programmes catering to 1,700 students.

Source: Emirates News Agency