EduTraC to boost UK-Oman cooperation in education, training
October 6, 2015 | 11:08 PM
by Times News Service
The expo will be open to visitors from October 12 to 14 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre from 10am to 1pm and 4:30pm to 9pm. Photo-Supplied

Muscat: The second edition of EduTraC Oman 2015 will be held from October 12 to 14 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre. The three-day expo is designed to support students and parents in finding the most suitable courses and programmes, which students can pursue in the UK.

The expo will be open to visitors from October 12 to 14 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre from 10am to 1pm and 4:30pm to 9pm. Students visiting the expo can meet college and university admissions representatives to learn about course content, entry requirements and scholarships.

A presentation will be held at the seminar hall during the exhibition on Tuesday, October 13 from 7:30pm to 8:15pm and students and professionals looking to advance their career paths are invited to attend for free.

Alastair Long, deputy head of the mission at the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) from the British Embassy in Oman, said, “Educational cooperation is an important bridge for promoting exchanges and fostering friendship between the two countries, which in turn has contributed to developing sustainable relations.

“The high level of participation from UK-based education institutions in EduTrac Oman reflects the continued popularity of UK as a study destination among Omani students.

“This expo will help forge long-term and enduring partnerships between Omani students and UK institutions. Omani students are a valued part of our diverse academic community and I expect their university experience will sustain personal and business links with the UK for years to come.”

Zainab Al Barwani, project manager at the British Council, said “The British Council in Oman is very pleased to support EduTraC Oman 2015. The increase in students represents a milestone in higher education cooperation between the UK and Oman. We look forward to continuing to partner with the British universities and colleges and in promoting British education among Omani students.”

Kate Clarke, managing director and education advisor at the Al Ahlam Higher Education Services, said, “The United Kingdom is the number one destination for English language study and ranks second in the world for university education. Al Ahlam Higher Education Services is delighted to participate as UK’s counselling partner at EduTraC Oman 2015 and will host a ‘Study in the UK’ seminar, which will answer all queries on what it is like to live a student’s life and to study in the UK Guiding students through the application procedures and demystifying visa regulations, we promise that the presentation will greatly increase your understanding of the UK as a study abroad destination.”

EduTraC Oman 2015 has been organised by Al Nimr Expo under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Education’s National Career Guidance Centre and is supported by UK Trade and Investment, British Council Oman and The Training Gateway from the UK .

Each year, more than 250,000 foreign students arrive in the United Kingdom to enrol in programmes, ranging from English language courses to university degrees.

Four of the top six universities in the world are located in the United Kingdom, which has been ranked second on a list for the most preferred destinations for education globally.

The country provides internationally-recognised education for students, enabling them to explore the frontiers of knowledge, master new technologies and prepare for fulfilling future careers through industry-led study programmes.

In an era of globalisation, UK education has been able to fulfil students’ dreams by preparing them to make the most of their academic abilities and to excel in a competitive job market.

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