TRA inks $12m education deals
TRA has signed two new agreements worth over AED 42 million to support the UAE’s education sector.
The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has signed two new agreements worth over AED 42 million ($12 million) through TRA’s financing entity, ICT Fund, in line with its commitment to support the UAE’s education sector.
The first agreement is aimed towards funding the efforts to establish an engineering college in Dubai University covering key specialties like ICT engineering and electronic engineering with a value of AED 35 million ($ 9.5 million). The second agreement is to provide 12 scholarships in addition to scholarship from a previously signed agreement in 2015 with Dubai University through the ‘Betha’ program, which is one of TRA’s initiatives to promote the role and position of the national education sector. A total of AED 7.1 million ($2 million) worth of scholarships will be offered.
H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, says that the TRA is planning to sign various agreements related with high education during GITEX 2016. The agreements aim to achieve TRA’s goals and enhance its social responsibility in terms of building an Emirati generation that is able to keep pace with the large global changes.