Muscat: Several changes have been made to the list of recommended higher education institutions by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) in Oman.
This has been done based on the violations committed by certain universities and the official recognition of others.
Oman’s MoHE decided to include Sunway College (Johor Bahru) and Sunway University to the list of recommended Malaysian higher education institutions. In addition, Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom has also been added, on the condition of it being in full-time study mode.
MoHE also decided to exclude a group of institutions of India from the list, as they are not recognised by the education authorities in India. A university in Pune, to which the group is linked, was also removed from the list for committing a number of violations.
An American management and technology university was deemed unrecognised by Oman’s MoHE for being a fake institution, and a hotel and tourism management institute in Switzerland was dropped for not being officially recognised by the Swiss authorities.
The ministry has also decided to not equate some degrees from certain universities in India, Switzerland, and Australia.
The ministry had recently announced a decision to stop dealing with some higher education institutions in Jordan, which are located in the Irbid area due to security reasons, until further notice.