British Council Bahrain’s Education UK Exhibition (EDUKEX 2016) has officially opened yesterday, Wednesday 2nd November under the patronage of His Excellency, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr. Simon Martin and Ministry of Education Assistant Under-Secretary for Human Resources Dr. Mohammed Mubarak Jumaa. The annual Education UK Exhibition (EDUKEX 2016), organised by the British Council Bahrain, gives prospective students for undergraduate and graduate programmes the opportunity to meet representatives from universities, colleges and educational institutions. The Exhibition will take place till Thursday 3rd November at Al Taj Ballroom, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, Manama. The exhibition will be open on Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and later in the evening from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
Organised annually by the British Council, the education exhibition is expected to attract around 1500 visitors to meet representatives from 26 UK universities.
EDUKEX is part of the British Council’s initiative to enhance cultural and educational relations between Bahrain and the UK by helping create a knowledge-based economy. Prospective students from across Bahrain are invited to attend EDUKEX to obtain information from representatives of various universities and learning institutions about acquiring UK qualifications.
Alan Rutt, British Council Director, said: “We are very pleased to welcome this delegation of British higher education institutions to Bahrain to participate EDUKEX 2016, especially in light of our Bahrain-UK 200th anniversary celebrations. Students and parents will have the opportunity to explore what UK higher education institutions can offer and to get first-hand answers to any questions they may have. I strongly encourage everyone who is thinking about studying abroad to visit the exhibition; which will be open till November 3rd – you will find it a very worthwhile experience.”
EDUKEX provides students with the chance to learn more about UK education opportunities being offered in the English language, in vocational skills & knowledge, and in higher education. There will also be information about institutions, entry requirements, visas, and travel. British Council also plays an important role in providing opportunities for both Middle East and UK institutions to meet potential partners for mutually beneficial collaboration in transnational education and research.
The exhibition is open to the public. Visitors can register online for the event to avoid queues upon arrival.