Abu Dhabi Education Council and Mohammed V- Agdal Sign Cooperation Agreement

22/02/2010

Morocco: The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Universitè Mohammed V- Agdal (UM5A) have signed a cooperation agreement to open a branch of UM5A in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The prestigious Moroccan University established in 1957 and named after the late ruler King Mohammed V has been hosting exchange programs for UAE students for the last four years.
“Last year, we announced that Universitè Mohammed V- Agdal will be established an institute of Islamic Studies in Abu Dhabi and will cater to the social and cultural needs of the Emirate by providing quality programs in the field. We are delighted that the cooperation agreement has now been signed and we look forward to soon seeing students take part in the renowned courses that UM5A has to offer.” said H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director General of ADEC.
The university will initially offer a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies that will include language proficiency requirements in Arabic, English and French. As it moves forward, UM5A will also introduce a Master’s program. UM5A is renowned for its Islamic Studies curriculum and the program will raise standards in Islamic Studies within the region.
Dr. Hafid Boutaleb Joutei, President of UM5A, said “The Abu Dhabi branch will provide the same programs as our university in Morocco, however, the branch will abide by the accreditation conditions issued by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s Commission for Academic Accreditation. We pride ourselves on the high level of education that we offer and will make sure this level is administered in the UAE branch”.
A Moroccan delegate as well as representatives from ADEC, the UAE General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, and advisors from the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi were all present to witness the signing.