403 STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM MIDDLE EAST COLLEGE

MUSCAT: Middle East College (MEC) held the eighth graduation ceremony on Monday at Al Bustan Palace Hotel, Muscat. Around 403 students graduated across disciplines earning diplomas, bachelor and postgraduate degrees. Dr David Pillsbury, pro-vice chancellor, Coventry University, UK, was the chief guest on the occasion. Chairman of Middle East College, Dr Abdullah Ahmed Saif al Sabahi, Dr R C Bhattacharjee, dean, dignitaries from various ministries, eminent academics and other guests…

DHOFAR UNIVERSITY HONOURS SALIM BAHWAN

By: Muscat Daily staff writer Popular actor and director Salim Bahwan has been honoured by Dhofar University for his contributions to Omani cinema. He was presented with a trophy and certificate at a function held recently at the varsity auditorium. Bahwan’s latest directorial venture Once In A Life Time has been shot in Dhofar. The 72-minute movie is a love story between a man from Muscat and a woman from…

KUWAIT: EDUCATION MIN. INAUGURATES CULTURAL EDUCATION SEASON

KUWAIT, April 15-- Minister of Education Ahmad Al-Mulaifi inaugurated on Monday the 21st cultural education season of the Gulf Arab States Education Research Center, highlighting schools as the source of true citizenship. Al-Mulaifi, also Minister of Higher Education, stressed in a speech the importance of promoting citizenship within a rapidly evolving world, adding that the role of the school is vital in creating good citizens with high hopes for achieving…

UCC calls for inclusive strike in public administrations, public and private schools

APRIL 15, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) The Union Coordination Committee convened on Tuesday at the UNESCO and announced an inclusive strike tomorrow, on Wednesday, for public and private schools as well as public administrations and Ministries, to protest the non-ratification of the pay scale and not deleting the unfair articles of the Joint House Committees' report. The UCC called on all public administrations and private…

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…