Proficiency in English ‘a must for nationals’ :: KT
According to the new admission policy adopted by the UAE University, the Higher Colleges of Technology and Zayed University, students should score a minimum of 150 points on the English component of the Common Educational Proficiency Assessment (Cepa) to be eligible for joining any bachelor’s programme in these institutions. Earlier, Cepa was used as a placement tool to determine students' proficiency levels in English language.English is the language of instruction in higher education in the UAE, and it is the language of commerce. There is a tradeoff - the use and proficiency in written Arabic will decline further. What are the consequences?