Students have described their struggle to complete foundation English courses, having left high school without the language skills needed for university.
Degrees are taught in English in all major universities in the Emirates, meaning pupils of all nationalities and tongues have to be up to scratch to enter their degree.
For those that don’t they must undergo foundation courses until they are ready for university.
The new unified curriculum announced two weeks ago will see government pupils taught many subjects in English from their first day of school. But for many of those that have come before them, English was taught at a later stage in school, and are not up to ‘academic English’ standard.