Syed Mussarat Khalil
– Batterjee Education and Training Academy (BETA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Canadian International College (CIC).
Chairman of BETA Dr. Khalid Batterjee; CEO Mrs. Najwa Hussain; Consul General of Pakistan Aftab Ahmed Khokher; Keith G. Brown, responsible for Cape Breton University’s external department and Purdy Crawford Chair in aboriginal business studies; Professor of Marketing Dr. Magdy El Kady; President of CIC Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shawky; and a large number of future academic graduates and their parents attended the signing ceremony.
In his opening remarks, Batterjee gave an introduction on BETA. He said: “The reason we established BETA is because the number of Saudi graduates from both government and private schools is on the rise dramatically. About 40 percent of them are eligible to proceed for higher education and the rest are looking for other alternatives.”
BETA, he said, helps put the students on track in planning their future.
BETA offers the students two options including one to obtain a diploma certified by Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and Canadian International College for Continuing Education (CIC-CE). The second option allows students to obtain a bachelor’s degree either locally or internationally according to requirements.
Dr. Battarjee said: “It is our duty to serve our community and nation in full support of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s vision of education which has transformed Saudi Arabia into a knowledge-based economy. We in BETA are also committed to improving knowledge and experience by training and counseling the students to be competent in business.”
Batterjee said the MoU will allow students to study in Saudi Arabia for a period of time then to be transferred to Canada.