Saheed Oladele, a first class graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan and Chief Executive Officer, Erudite Millennium Ltd, was in the United Arab Emirates recently.
Oladele, who posted on his Facebook profile, said he visited some universities in the gulf country, and shared his experience below:
Today (Friday, Sept 9, 2022), I paid a visit to Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. This is a university that gives full scholarships to international students but doesn’t reckon with WAEC. A doctor recently narrated how the university denied his daughter admission and scholarship because she presented WASSCE results!
This implies that anyone coming from a WAEC background should forget studying in Khalifa University or benefiting from its full funding. My visit enabled me to make a strong case for WASSCE as a standard West African regional examination considering its wide accessibility in the US, UK and Canada but they said NO.
- What does Khalifa University want?
Cambridge International Examinations or International Baccalaureate
- What is Khalifa University ranking?
183rd best university in the world according to QS World Ranking (1st university in the UAE to make top 200 in the world)
- Beyond Cambridge, what else can boost chances of getting full funding? Java, Python, etc.
After getting satisfied at Khalifa, I went to scout for scholarships for Erudite students at Abu Dhabi University but I encountered the same challenge. Despite not having full scholarships and accepting a ‘d’ in Cambridge for admission, ADU is also saying NO to WAEC!
Who will appeal to UAE to recognise WAEC now?