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UAE Ministry of Health to close nursing schools

The UAE's health ministry has decided to shut down its nursing education programme at its three schools in Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah, Gulf News has reported, citing an unnamed source. The decision was made after the ministry found that the three schools offered a "low level" of education in nursing. "The responsibility of training and educating nurses shall be taken up by accredited universities and institutes in the country or abroad. Those who are interested in becoming nurses are required now to join colleges and universities accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research," the source was quoted as saying.