Sayyid Fahd inaugurates Oman's Military Technical College
February 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The Military Technical College (MTC), is one of the institutions of higher education which integrates academic education with military training.–ONA

Muscat: Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister, patronised the official opening ceremony of the Military Technical College (MTC).

Sayyid Fahd was received on his arrival at the headquarters of the college by Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs and Mohammed bin Nassir Al Rasbi, Secretary General at the Ministry of Defence and Chairman of the College Board.  

Sayyid Fahd unveiled the commemorative plaque marking the official opening of the Military Technical College.

After that, Sayyid Fahd, Their Highnesses, ministers and commanders of the Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF) headed to the college theatre.

Al Rasbi commended the great role played by all departments of the Ministry of Defence, personnel of the Sultan's Armed Forces and the concerned government units, who supervised, planned and led this pioneering project. He also touched on the challenges faced while accomplishing this project.

Sayyid Fahd, Their Highnesses, ministers and senior SAF commanders viewed a documentary that highlighted the stages of the MTC project and its goals.

Later, the chief guest and senior invitees toured the various facilities of the college.

Sayyid Fahd expressed his gratitude in being assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to preside over the opening ceremony of the Military Technological College, which is normally sponsored by His Majesty to prepare and train young Omanis in all civil and military affairs.

Sayyid Fahd praised the role played by the Ministry of Defence with its various units and all security agencies in the process of the comprehensive growth being witnessed by the Sultanate in this era that has been replete with achievements and embodies progress.

He also commended the determination of young people at the various levels of education, expressing confidence that this edifice, which combines academic education and military training will have an important role in preparing its students to play their role efficiently and effectively in the country's service and maintain its achievements.

The college is expected to accommodate four thousand students, who, after graduation, will join Royal Army of Oman (RAO), Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), and Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) and Engineering Services at the Ministry of defence, in addition to the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the Royal Court Affairs and Oman Air.

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