Ajman: Gulf Medical University (GMU) is hosting the prestigious Visionary Leaders Nurture Lifelong Learners conference, bringing together speakers and delegates from esteemed schools across UAE to discuss how educators can help youth in the region choose careers they can thrive in. The conference, which is for educators, is in cooperation with the GMU’s College of Healthcare Management and Economics and will be held in the Ajman campus on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

The one–day seminar will host panel discussions on topics such as: (a) Preparing students for University Education, (b) challenges and opportunities while choosing modern versus old courses and (c) managing socio-economic boundaries and career management. 

Renowned practitioners in the field of education, including counsellors and principal of schools such as Habitat School (Ajman), Global Indian International School (Abu Dhabi), Sharjah Indian School, Modern American International School (Sharjah), Ryan International School (Sharjah), Al Zuhour Private School (Sharjah), Delhi Private School (Ajman), Pakistani Islamia Higher Secondary School (Ajman) and Dubai National School Al Barsha (Girls and Boys Wing) will grace the event. 

Speaking about the conference, Professor Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of GMU, said, “We have been honoured to welcome such eminent speakers to exchange ideas across several disciplines and plan the development of a shared strategy that guides the career of youth. With platforms such as these, GMU has constantly strived to support the vision of UAE in attracting prestigious academic, social and cultural opportunities to this region. We look forward to building on these newly formed collaborations to contribute in the expansion of UAE’s higher education hub to further grow, evolve and scale even greater heights.”

About GMU: 

Over the last 24 years, GMU has strived relentlessly to scale new heights by fostering brilliance to over 2600 students plus 2000 part time from more than 90 different nationalities and 29 accredited Undergraduate and Graduate programs run by the 6 constituent colleges in the field medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, biomedical sciences, healthcare management and economics, anesthesia technology, medical laboratory sciences, physiotherapy and healthcare management and economics. In addition, the university also offers short term certificate courses for health workforce development and career enhancement.

The university’s extensive accreditation credentials demonstrate robust quality standards, guaranteeing a qualification that is recognized globally-the university’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Programme outcome is aligned to the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) standards, the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), UK and PharmD Programme is certified by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), USA. Furthermore, the university-affiliated teaching hospital is JCI accredited, and laboratories are CAP accredited. The national, international, and regional engagements exceed 70 collaborations with leading international universities in Europe, US, Japan, Malaysia and Far East.

For more information on various programs students can visit the university website www.gmu.ac.ae

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Bengaluru, Aug 8: Some students who passed the Pre-University Course (PUC) in 2020-21 but are also writing the Common Entrance Test (CET) in 2022, have approached the High Court.

These students have challenged an alleged note of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) not considering the 2020-21 marks for entrance to professional courses in 2022.

"The marks of students who have passed out in 2021 will not be computed for the purpose of giving ranking in the CET and only the marks obtained in the CET will be taken into consideration for the purpose of granting rankings," the petition cites a KEA note.

A single-judge bench of SR Krishna Kumar heard the petition on Monday.

The Additional Advocate General, Dhyan Chinnappa, informed the High Court, which was hearing the petition, that the counselling of students for admission to professional courses is yet to commence.

The AAG informed the court that the counselling will not commence till the HC hears the petition after which the case was adjourned to August 18.

The petition was filed by Keerthana Y H and a dozen other students.

"Qualifying examination marks are usually higher in the nature of the examinations and the CET markings are usually lower. By excluding the qualifying examination marks, and by taking the CET marks alone for half the proportion would completely disturb the merit matrix of every student," the petition claims.