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Education Libya Fair 2010 Pulls Hundreds of Visitors.

Summary: The Tripoli International Fairground played host on the 11th October to a two day education exhibition. The event, simply titled "Education Libya", was officially opened by Dr. Naaji Al-Zenati, director of the National Education Authority and representing the Ministry of Education in Libya.

The Tripoli International Fairground played host on the 11th October to a two day education exhibition. The event, simply titled "Education Libya", was officially opened by Dr. Naaji Al-Zenati, director of the National Education Authority and representing the Ministry of Education in Libya.

The official and Golden Sponsor of the event was the global travel distribution company Amadeus, who sponsored the event in conjunction with the Libyan Authority of Fairs.

The two day exhibition, open to members of the Libyan general public who are interested in studying abroad, demonstrated Libya's eagerness to expand its horizons both personally and nationally.

However, Dr. Naaji emphasized on the crucial need of the education sector growth and encouraged Libya's partnership with other countries to promote education; not only in Libya, but everywhere in the world.

The participation of so many so many universities and higher education institutions, not to mention companies who specialize in dealing with scholastic materials, were some of the main highlights that attracted hundreds of visitors to the fairground.

This year's Libya Education Fair included many participants - both local and national - including Libya, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

For his part, engineer Mustafa Sharmit, Sales Support and Marketing Executive of Amadeus, highlighted the need to boost proficiency and managerial skills of Libyan employees, most especially in the airline sector.

"We are looking forward to receiving the fresh graduates ideas on how they can heighten their efficiency in areas of airline ticketing," he enthused, adding, "We are training and issuing these graduates with internationally recognized certificates that can enable them to work anywhere in the world."

Sharmit's company, Amadeus, was established in Libya in 2009, with an aim to provide IT solutions which subsequently enabled success in the Libyan travel and tourism industry. Fortunately for Amadeus, it couples global strength with local expertise, and now has a significant presence in 217 markets around the world.

The Tripoli Post spoke to Mrs. Rahizan Mohd Yusof, an assistant manager at the Center for International Student Recruitment and representative of the Multimedia University in Malaysia, who said, "it is considerably a good place for us to promote the University, we have got quite a number of students from Middle East and Libya and we aim to promote relationship with this country through education."

Mr. Iqbal Siddiqui, director of Designmate FZE, said, ""We are animation production house who have been in the business of animation films for the last twenty-two years. We also make educational animation films to teach science and mathematics."

Sanaa Sabri, general manager of SAMA Center for Education Services, who provide services to students interested in studying abroad, said, " We are agents for over thirty-five universities worldwide. Such an event like this is very welcome to us."

Deirdre Evans-Pritchard PhD, a Senior Program Officer at he Fulbright Foreign Student Program who offer scholarships and Libyan-American student exchange programs, said, "We are here on behalf of the United Sates Embassy to have a very constructive talk with new students who are bringing from Libya to study in the USA."

"We are here to choose the very best Libyan students to study in United States, paid in tally by the United States Education Department" she added. "We aim to foster a mutual understanding between the people of Libya and United States."

Mr. Deniz Urfali, international affairs officer representing European University of Lefke in Turkey, said, "it's been good for us to participate, but within the bounds of a limited time; we would have enjoyed more exposure in Libya to reach our goals."

All those who attended this years Education Fair and showcased their materials, their institutions and university education programs, expressed there enthusiasm in participating in next year's Libya Education fair 2011.

2009 - The Tripoli Post

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Publication:The Tripoli Post (Tripoli, Libya)
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Date:Oct 19, 2010
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