ABU DHABI, 23rd August, 2016 (WAM) – Twenty distinguished Eritrean students, 14 males and six females, have been awarded Bachelor degree scholarships at the Zayed University (ZU) in the UAE to study Information technology.

Professor Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of ZU, Dr. Marilyn Roberts, Acting Provost, and Dr. Fatima AlDarmaki, Assistant Provost for Student Affairs, met the students on the Abu Dhabi campus and welcomed them to Zayed University.

“Welcome and congratulations on 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,” Professor AlMehaideb said.

Dr. Roberts 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. Roberts said.

During the meeting, students expressed their gratitude for the warm welcome and support they received at Zayed University.

Zayed University welcomed a total of 2,098 freshmen students and around 61 international students, who bring with them their experience, background, and cultures to its campuses.