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Etisalat to open academies in Syria

Telco will introduce high-speed internet centres across the country

Etisalat Academy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Syria’s Ministry of Telecommunications and Technology, which will see the academy launch the EasyLearning programme in the country.

The initiative, an effort to better prepare and qualify graduates and professionals of both government and private sectors, is part of a plan to bring development tools and assistance to the Syrian community.

The MoU states that the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology — sponsors of the initiative — will introduce high-speed internet centres across Syria. Partner Unlimited Horizons, representing Etisalat Academy in Syria, will be responsible for training and educating the community about EasyLearning.

“The initiative, which has been honoured by the patronage of HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and president of the United Arab Emirates University, is now being launched in the Republic of Syria in coordination with the international organisation represented regionally and internationally by the Etisalat Academy,” said Ali Mohammed Al Sharid, CEO of Etisalat Services.

“The Academy has a proven track record of preparing and developing professionals from organisations of government and private sectors both regionally and internationally.”

Etisalat said the courses in the initiative were finalised after extensive research of the full market.

The courses will be in the areas of administration, software programming, information technology, e-government, accounting, finance, marketing, customer service, project administration, sales and inventory, human resources (HR) and also courses from Oracle, Cisco, a full collection of Microsoft and Lotus Notes courses and others.

“The Academy’s decision to adapt the EasyLearning project reflects our educational capability.

UNITAR [United Nations Institute for Training and Research], representing the UN, has adopted this initiative to support and develop the electronic educational environment within the region, and the first bouquet of educational and training program has been finalised,” Dr Doaa Fares, general manager of Etisalat Academy, said.

“It includes around 600 training courses and many other internationally certified degrees covering a wide range of administrative and technical sciences.

These programs were designed with a special focus on direct education, wherein the number of courses increases and its content is constantly updated by a leading Canadian institute specialized in the industrial sector,” he added.

Etisalat said the programme also aimed to help graduates strike a balance between academic theory and professional applications that they need.

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