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Academic Bridge Programme unveils events to mark ‘successful’ 15th year


Doha: The Academic Bridge Programme (ABP) has started a season of celebration to mark the 15th year as the premier foundational setting in the successful Qatar Foundation (QF) cycle of education.

The season will include special events that ABP would organise to mark the occasion under the theme ‘Fifteen Years of Bridging Success’.

As part of the event, there will be series of roundtable discussions to highlight the successful performance of the programme and its graduates and a spring charity carnival, reported The Peninsula.

Established in 2001, ABP has developed a rigorous two-semester curriculum focused on developing English, math, science and computer skills, with a focus on nurturing useful academic skills such as time management, test taking and independent study skills.

A wide variety of extra-curricular activities and a co-educational setting have encouraged young men and women to develop important personal and social skills that have helped them to succeed, personally and academically, particularly in Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) partner universities or in universities where English is the primary teaching language. “We work hard to stress the importance of responsibility, punctuality, respect, honesty, integrity and hard work. We help (students) to develop goals for themselves and provide assistance and support they need to achieve them.

“Increasing a student’s self-confidence is of vital importance to his/her success at the university level,” said Dr Bryan Lewallen, Director, ABP.