Zewail City of Science and Technology hosted on Tuesday the 37th round of the Arab Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Organisation (ACRAO). The round was titled Registrars and Admissions Between Globalisation Courses and National Methodologies: Innovation and Development.
The conference aimed at gathering all those concerned with scientific research and higher education to discuss ways of promoting higher education in the Arab region.
A number of scientists, officials, and experts in higher education from the Arab region attended the conference. The conference was chaired by Sherif Sedqi, chief executive officer at Zewail City for Science and Technology, and the secretary general of the ACRAO, Bassam Al-Mahadeen, from Mutah University in Jordan, as well as Abla Osman, registration and admissions manager at Zewail City.
Sedqi said that the conference comes in line with the ongoing efforts of Zewail City for research and development in the educational process. He added that the ACRAO is a unique organisation in the Arab region, which is dedicated to training and facilitating the registration and admissions process of students in their universities, as well as providing all the needed help and support for them.
“The organisation provides students with opportunities for exchange at several Arab universities, regardless of geographical and political obstacles,” said Sedqi.
Eman Al-Qafas, adviser to the International Forum for Agricultural Research and Innovation, said, “there is a need for transformational comprehensive education and promoting student leadership in our universities.”
The ACRAO is a non-profit organisation that works on discussing the issues related to admission and registration procedures. The organisation, which includes over 108 Arab member universities, aims at enhancing the process of admission at universities in the region and promote progress in the community at large.