In UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah), they are very particular about the distance versus regular mode of education for the employment positions there. Though, earlier in some areas they did not bother much but with time when they found that in some positions people with doubtful educational credentials are working, they have applied stringent policies. These policies were initially applied for the medical and nursing areas but later these are being enforced in many areas including teaching. They do not consider distance degrees even from reputed places like University of Phoenix, Chamberlain College, Walden University, Excelsior, and of course including reputed Indian universities.
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