400 GRADUATING OMANI STUDENTS LIKELY TO GET PLACED THROUGH CCE FAIR

By: staff writer MUSCAT: At least 35 companies are participating in the two-day career fair, which began at Caledonian College of Engineering (CCE) on Tuesday. The fair is being organised for final year students of the college. Some of the participating companies are Galfar Engineering and Contracting, Doka Muscat, Douglas, Omantel, Mohsin Haider Darwish and Bahwan Engineering, Etihad Airways and Etkins. Syed Khurshid Asif, manager for industry relations and corporate…

CISCO TO PROVIDE TWO-YEAR TRAINING TO GRADUATES

By: staff writer MUSCAT: Cisco Systems will select graduates from colleges and universities in Oman for a two-year training abroad. Iyad al Chammat, general manager of Cisco Systems in Yemen, Oman and Afghanistan, said, “We will receive applications till the end of this month and the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in May. Those selected will begin their training in Amsterdam in July.” Cisco Systems is also offering a six-month…

Bou Saab explores with Hale conference over educating displaced Syrians

APRIL 8, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) Education and Higher Learning Minister, Elias Bou Saab, on Tuesday received at his office the US ambassador David Hale and discussed with him the preparations for the forthcoming World Bank's meeting in Washington that's tasked to assist Lebanon as concerning educating the displaced Syrians. SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON

BFS HOLDS GRADUATION CEREMONY

MUSCAT: Under the auspices of H E Hamed bin Khamis al Amri, Undersecretary, Ministry of Manpower for Labour Affairs, College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) held its graduation ceremony on April 2 at Al Bustan Palace hotel with 217 graduates. Joining in the celebrations were H E Hamood bin Sangoor al Zadjali, Executive President, the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) and Ali bin Hamdan al Raisi, chairman,College Council. The…

MAN-UK TIES FOCUS ON DEFENCE, TRADE, EDUCATION AND CULTURE

MUSCAT: Oman and UK have said that the focus of bilateral cooperation will be trade, defence and security, education and culture. This was announced recently in a joint statement by Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood al Busaidi, secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) with Hugh Robertson, UK Minister of State for MENA Affairs at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. "We discussed cooperation between Oman and the…

MoHE dismisses allegations by students against Polish varsity

By: Maryam Khan Muscat: The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has dismissed allegations levelled by Omani students on the quality of courses offered at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. Speaking to reporters after a press conference on Monday, H E Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed al Sarmi, Undersecretary, MoHE, said, “MoHE has looked into the case closely and verified the facts. We have found that students raised the complaints…

TOP RATING FOR CADILLAC IN J D POWER STUDY

MUSCAT: Cadillac improved to third place among automakers and two of its nameplates ranked highest in their respective segments in the 2014 J D Power Vehicle Dependability Study. The study rates vehicle problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three year old or 2011 model year, vehicles. Escalade received the highest dependability award in the Large Premium CUV segment. Cadillac’s prior large sedan, called DTS, ranked…

MOSD CONTINUES LECTURES ON MAWADAH PROGRAMME

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), represented by the Directorate of Family Guidance and Counselling, is holding introductory lectures about Mawadah, the national marital guidance project. A press release said that the guidance project specifically targets students at academic institutions in various governorates in order to enable them to build cohesive and stable families in the future. The programme introduces them to values that will help them live a…