Oman education: Expo to focus on prospects of higher studies in Sultanate
August 30, 2015 | 9:26 PM
by Times News Service
EduTraC Oman 2015 will be open to visitors from 12-14 October, 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre from 10am to 1pm and 4:30pm to 9pm. Photo-Supplied

Muscat: To highlight the surge in the Sultanate’s higher education sector, EduTraC Oman 2015, a three-day event, will take place under the patronage of Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Civil Services and Ministry of Manpower.

EduTraC Oman 2015 will feature a pavilion focussed on the prospects of studying in Oman.

The expo will be open to visitors from 12-14 October, 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre from 10am to 1pm and 4:30pm to 9pm.

“Education has been one of the first and most prominent benefits accompanying the development of modern Oman. Significant developments are occurring in higher education arena under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the architect of modern Oman,” according to a press statement issues by the organisers.

“The Sultanate has been instrumental in introducing these education reforms since the dawn of modern renaissance - a new era in the development of modern education,” the statement said.

This year, the Ministry of Higher Education declared 28,000 scholarships for Omani Students, thus triggering an increase in the number of students pursuing higher studies in Oman’s leading educational institutions,” it added.

International support

EduTraC Oman 2015 is supported by Education USA, Embassy of the United States of America, Education Malaysia, UK Trade & Investment, British Council, Educational Consultants India Limited (Ed.CIL), and the Ministry of Education & Culture Cyprus. For the first time, Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) will participate as the Associate Partner and Apple Inc as the Education Technology Partner.

Said Amur Al-Rahbi,-Director of Qualifications Equivalence & Recognition Department, Ministry of Higher Education, was quoted as saying, “EduTraC Oman 2015 will feature a focused pavilion for “Study in Oman” offering an opportune platform for the local universities to connect with students and offer information about the college/university’s quality programmes, courses and curriculum.

“The Ministry of Higher Education is extremely delighted to support the second edition of EduTraC Oman and invites all local institutions to participate at the ‘Study in Oman Pavilion’ and strengthen the institution’s presence in Oman’s vibrant higher education market.”

Sponsors at EduTraC Oman 2015 are Majan College (University College) as the Diamond Sponsor. College of Banking & Financial Studies, International College of Engineering and Management, Caledonian College of Engineering, Gulf College, National Automotive Higher Institute and IE Business School as the Platinum Sponsors.

The Gold Sponsors are University of Dundee, Leeds Beckett University from the United Kingdom, Swiss Education Group & its consortium of hotel management schools from Switzerland, Education Zone, Emirates Aviation University from United Arab Emirates and Hult International Business School from USA.

Al Ahlam Higher Education Services - Oman’s leading student placement service provider licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education, will participate as the UK & Irish Counselling partner.

“EduTraC Oman 2015 seeks to provide a platform to aspiring students to come and have a face-to-face interaction with the university representatives and get answers to all their queries,” said Muktar Mirza, Project Director of EduTraC Oman 2015.

“The expo will provide multiple resources to pursue and explore your educational interests. It is an open platform for all students to gauge their prospects, apply directly to the institution of their choice and get first-hand information on courses, scholarships etc, Mirza added. EduTraC Oman is organised by Al Nimr International Exhibition Organizers — Sultanate’s leading organiser in the exhibitions and conferences industry.

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