Muscat: The Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation to support the COVID-19 examinations of students studying abroad for the academic year 2020/2021 AD.
This new agreement for OPAL comes within the framework of its efforts to support all community programmes and activities as part of its social responsibility during the pandemic.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Bakhit bin Ahmed bin Suhail Al Mahri, Undersecretary of the Ministryof Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, and Abdulrahman bin Humaid Al Yahyaei, CEO of Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL).
This agreement aims to provide free examinations to 650 male and female students studying abroad on scholarship as per the lists specified by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation.
Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Bakhit bin Ahmed Al Mahri, it shows the role of private sector institutions in supporting the ministry’s efforts to provide basic services to students to face the exceptional circumstances.
On this occasion, Abdul Rahman bin Humaid Al Yahyaei, CEO of OPAL, affirmed the association’s constant keenness to support society in all its categories.
He added: “The new agreement between OPAL and the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation is an extension of the society’s continuous determination to support the national efforts of the Sultanate in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 and helping the concerned authorities to contribute to easing the burden on the nation. We are undoubtedly very happy to provide this support to students on scholarships to study outside the Sultanate.”
The agreement also comes as an affirmation of the association and its members on the commitment to support the community within the framework of social responsibility.