Manama, March 1 (BNA): The ninth edition of the Bahrain Grand Engineering Exhibition for high school students opened today. The Minister of Education, Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, inaugurated the exhibition, which is organized by the Bahrain Society of Engineers at its headquarters in Juffair.
The exhibition, which will last for two days and will close tomorrow (Thursday), will be open from 9 am to 12:30 pm, then from 4 pm to 7 pm.
The minister toured the pavilions of the exhibition, which is expected to receive more than 5,000 students from public and private secondary schools and parents, to learn about engineering majors in 6 local universities.
These are the University of Bahrain, the University of Technology (Bahrain), the University of Applied Sciences, the Gulf University, Ahlia University, and the Royal University for Women, in addition to the Bahrain Society of Engineers, the Council for Regulating the Practice of Engineering Professions and the Survey and Land Registration Authority.
The fair highlights a range of engineering disciplines, including civil engineering, architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, and environmental engineering.
The list also includes precision machinery and control systems, computer engineering, aeronautical engineering, surveying engineering, quantity surveying, software engineering, computer network engineering, industrial engineering, mechatronic engineering, interior design engineering, and information technology engineering.
The minister stressed the importance of such exhibitions, which play an important role in the academic and vocational guidance of students, to help them choose the appropriate university major that meets the requirements of the labor market and development needs.
He praised the role of the Bahrain Society of Engineers in organizing this successful annual exhibition to introduce students to the details and advantages of engineering majors and future work options.