Information & Technology

‘Be’tha’ provided 1,876 scholarships to Emirati students since 2010

DUBAI, The Information & Communication Technology Sector Development Fund (ICT Fund) has announced that scholarships granted by the "Be'tha" programme have reached 1,876 since the launch of the programme back in 2010.

The scholarships focused on developing national human cadres in ICT-related disciplines such as Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Science, Smart Cities, Cybersecurity and others.

The ICT Fund indicated that the granted students joined some of the top universities and educational institutions in the UAE.

The ICT Fund announced that admission in the Be'tha programme for Fall 2022 is open until 29th August 2022. Students can check the admission requirements for bachelor's and master's degrees and register by visiting the ICT Fund website.

Omar al-Mahmoud, Acting CEO of ICT Fund at TDRA, commented, "Since its launch in 2010, Be'tha has been an important contributor to building and strengthening the telecommunications sector and digital transformation in the UAE, by focusing on national competencies and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity in this vital sector, which is the driver of evolution in various other sectors. The programme succeeded in graduating successive batches of engineers and professionals in relevant areas, thus meeting the growing demands of such sector."

Al-Mahmoud added that the Fund had invested heavily in Be'tha to allocate hundreds of seats for bachelor's and master's degrees in the most prestigious UAE and international universities.

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority pointed out that it is constantly assessing the current situation of national human capital specialised in ICT to cater for the sector's demand for qualified national cadres.

Source: Emirates News Agency