MUSCAT: The College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) held a passing out ceremony for 217 students on Wednesday at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

The ceremony was held under the auspices of Dr Said bin Hamed al Rubaii, secretary general of the Education Council and in the presence of Hamood bin Sangour al Zadjali, executive president of the Central Bank of Oman, CBFS board of directors, dignitaries, families and friends of graduates, a press release stated.

Addressing the gathering, Dr Ahmed bin Mohsin al Ghassani, dean of CBFS, said, “Dear graduates, on behalf of CBFS, I would like to congratulate you on successfully completing your studies. Your journey at CBFS was neither short nor was it easy. Meeting deadlines, carrying out different assignments and projects and preparing for exams needed several skills and competencies, which you practised during this journey. You had to do multi-tasking through proper time management, commitment and teamwork. The knowledge and skills you gained will still be needed at the workplace in particular, and for life in general.”

He added, “Today, you will be leaving the college to start a new life with more responsibilities in a competitive market that requires hard work, knowledge, and innovation in an ever-evolving knowledge-based economy. I am fully convinced that you will go out and impact your world in many ways. The college has given you the tools and now it is your turn to use what you have learned.”

Students from programmes offered including the bachelor’s degree from the University of Bradford (UK), bachelor in banking and finance from Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, the BTEC Higher

National Diploma from Pearson/Edexel (UK), the ACCA (UK) and the CBFS Diploma, received passing out certificates and degrees on the occasion.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily