Sharjah's Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport, AASTS, will implement e-learning in the College of Maritime Transport Technology for the second semester. Faculties were well trained in delivering e-lectures and also the necessary assistance to students regarding the new implementation.
President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Dr Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Faraj, stated, "The United Arab Emirates has achieved in implementing the ‘distance learning’ action in all educational institutions to guarantee the flow of education for all local students and citizens which makes it a genuine role model by exploring the future for years.
Therefore, we have intensified all our efforts and preparations to apply our e-learning system smoothly aiming to enhance the safety of our students and faculty members, and in line with the instructions for the prevention of COVID-19 dangers."
Advisor to the President of the Academy and in charge of Khorfakkan's branch, Dr Hisham Afifi, stated, "We look ahead to creating a true alliance amid the national academic sector and the maritime industry. This will provide analysis and developing and develop technical and administrative studies to assist companies to achieve further growth and development in product quality and business profitability."
"The education sector comes as the main supporter of this initiative, especially in the maritime field, which is one of the most important pillars of the country's future sustainable economy. Capitalising on the strategic location of the UAE at the heart of global trade routes, in addition to the UAE’s advanced marine infrastructure, the country is ranked as one of the best global maritime hubs according to many international reports."
AASTS attempts to attract experts operating in maritime firms in the UAE who envy to take functional training programs as part of its trained development and proceeding education programmes.