Earlier in October, the first e-University in Fujairah was opened in a ceremony at the Concorde Hotel.
Distinguished guests included His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Fujairah Free Zone, Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Minister of the Environment and Water, Dr. Faris Al Bayati, University President, Dr. Khalid Omari, the Minister of Education and Higher Education and former President of the University of Jerash (Jordan), Sharif Al Awadi, Director General of the Fujairah Free Zone and Abdulla Alhantoubi, Deputy Director of the Fujairah Municipality.
Sheikh Saif Al Sharqi expressed his wishes that the university would be a beacon of science and a symbol of knowledge and scientific services.
Dr. Faris Al Bayati thanked Sheikh Al Sharqi for his efforts in helped to establish the university. He noted that the university was founded as the first Arab online university, led by Arab experts and academics and he expressed the hope that the university and its students would have a global presence.
No more details are at hand at the moment, as to basic things such as location, list of academics, languages of instruction and the commencement of classes.
This article is based on an article drawn from a report in Arabic published by Al Khaleej.
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Image: Photo of the opening ceremony (courtesy of Al Khaleej).