Students: Replacing the name "biology" hinders the study of medicine abroad
Students from the 12th grade (general and advanced) from state schools were surprised by the refusal of universities outside the UAE to accept their degrees to study medicine, because they did not study biology, which is a prerequisite for joining this specialty. The Ministry of Education replaced the biology material of the science of health
Students from the 12th grade (general and advanced) from state schools were surprised by the refusal of universities outside the UAE to accept their degrees to study medicine, because they did not study biology, which is a prerequisite for joining this specialty. The Ministry of Education replaced the material of biology with health sciences.
The students asked the ministry to return the biology material to the 12th grade curriculum, and to be optional for those who wish to study it.
The ministry confirmed that it had addressed diplomatic missions inside the UAE about the recent changes in the educational system in the country, adding that «universities can read the educational standards published on the ministry's website».
"My daughter got a high school diploma (98.6%). After all the documents were documented by the Ministry of Education, we tried to present them in the Faculty of Medicine at an Arab university. However, the latter rejected the papers. , Because the student did not study biology.
He added: «We reviewed the ministry and assured us that the science of health studied by the students, including the certificate of graduation, equivalent to biology. And confirmed that they addressed embassies in this matter, but we are still faced with the intransigence of the university on this article ».
The mother of a student student, Heba Abdulhahi, said that one of the universities in which her son intends to study medicine has asked for the books of the health sciences curriculum to be read and compared with what he studies in biology. The ministry is asked to make it easier for the parents of the students to give them notifications ), With the certificate of each student, stating that the health sciences are the same living, so that it is a document recognized by universities abroad.
She added: "We are in a state of tension and anxiety because of the rejection of foreign universities certificates of our children to enroll in the academic disciplines that they want, the student spends his pre-university period dreaming of a university study and a specific profession, and then surprised at the differences in procedures between universities, cause the overthrow of his dream, My son lives these days. He worked hard in high school and planned to become a doctor. But the intransigence of universities abroad has thrown away his hopes. "
"The problem is not confined to the limits of biology and the replacement of the health sciences," he said. "The universities that we tried to submit my son's certificate to study engineering rejected it because the certificate included physics based on calculus. And called for the deletion of the word calculus from the field of physics in the certificate.
And appealed to the Ministry of Education to amend the name to adopt the article from foreign universities.
She stressed that the parents of students are confused between the wishes of their children in the study of specific disciplines, and forcing them to study other disciplines, easy to register them, away from the different names of subjects approved within the UAE and its counterparts outside the state.
For its part, the ministry confirmed that the students of «UAE school», accept at the best 200 universities in the world without any problem.
«The Ministry» addressed diplomatic missions within the UAE on changes in the educational system.