BAHRAIN is strategically
suited to become the region's education hub, says
a visiting professor.
New York Institute of Technology (NYiT) Middle
East executive director Dr Mohammed Hussain said
the kingdom is ideal for attracting students from
the rest of the region, who would otherwise opt
to continue their education outside the Arab world.
"Bahrain is a strategic location to have
a campus because it is close to other GCC countries,"
"I believe that we can help many Arab students
through this campus."
Dr Hussain, whose university is a non-profit
organisation with Middle East branches in Saudi
Arabia, Egypt and Jordan, said the main reason
they decided to have a US learning institute in
Bahrain is in order to limit the problems Arab
students face while studying abroad.
"The Bahrain campus will also help girls
who want a US education but can't travel abroad."