Ajman University College of Dentistry approved to expand student enrollment
Scholars from the university are excited to expand the intake of students and move forward with giving more students the opportunity to take part in one of the top schools in the region.
“The CAA has approved an increase in the annual student enrollment to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program at Ajman campus to be 175 students, and to 65 students in Fujairah,” Dr. Abdul Al Nuaimi, acting chancellor of Ajman University and vice chancellor for student affairs and cultural activities, said. “This comes at an opportune time specially when students are vying for seats in this prestigious College, traditionally Ajman University allocates the seats to the students with the highest scores and due to limited number of seats, much is left to be desired for the students. This increase in seats is surely a welcome gesture of confidence from the CAA.”
Al Nuaimi also expressed a great appreciation on behalf of the university for the commitment and support from the Ministry of Higher Education’s licensing agency and the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA). He then noted that the university follows all regulations carefully in regards to academic staff, licensing, quality control, courses, and institutional effectiveness to guarantee programs offered by the school are compliant with the guidelines.
“This year particularly the high school students have shown keen interest in enrolling at the college due to its growing demand in the labor market,” Dr. Salim Fanas, dean of the College of Dentistry, said. “The DDS program in both campuses caters to local, regional and international students, we currently house more than 40 nationalities, who are attracted by the highly professional educational tenure and the practical experience that we provide on campus. Our clinics serve the community for free and have till date treated 140,000 patients; under the competent supervision of seasoned dentists and professors. In 2003 the number of clinics were 75, today that figure stands at 144, this increase in patients and clinics in indicative of our need to expand the student’s intake.”
A venue has been established on the campus of Ajman University dedicated to walking new students through the registration and admissions process. Officials with the university are in the process of contacting students on the wait list to invite them to the Sheikh Zayed Hall for Conferences and Exhibition, where members of different departments within the school are eager to assist new enrollees.