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…

AZZAN BIN QAIS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL RAISES RO1,650 FOR WFP

MUSCAT: Azzan bin Qais International School in Muscat recently launched a fundraiser in aid of the WFP’s Red Cup Programme. The food assistance branch of the United Nations – the World Food Programme (WFP) – is the largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger. On average, WFP reaches more than 90mn people with food assistance in 80 countries each year, of whom 58mn are children. “School feeding is a great tool to…

SOHAR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PICKS TWO LISTEN UP CONTEST FINALISTS

By: Muscat Daily staff writer MUSCAT: With each semifinal round, the Muscat Daily Listen Up competition seems to be getting better. The Sohar International School saw its students battle it out with words to enter the final round. The event kicked off with students presenting a play on the importance of friendship. This was followed by students of different nationalities reciting poems in Arabic. The contest began with a prepared…

MECA CAMPAIGN EDUCATES CHILDREN ABOUT MANGROVES

By: Zain al Tauqi MUSCAT: As part of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs’ (MECA) ongoing campaign to promote awareness on importance of mangroves, 60 students of PDO School visited the Qurum Nature Reserve last week. Aida al Jabri, marine environment specialist, MECA, said, “Our mission is to educate children throughout the country on the importance of mangroves. “MECA has been planting mangrove saplings since 2001. Avicennia marina is…

TWO LISTEN UP FINALISTS SELECTED FROM TLC SCHOOL

BY: Muscat Daily staff writer MUSCAT: The semifinal round of the Muscat Daily Listen Up competition at Teaching & Learning Communities School (TLC), was held on Sunday. Competition was intense, and the charisma of the participants left an impact on the audience. The judges were impressed as junior category speaker Alizzha Forbes Clow delivered a touching speech on her best friend Maria in the prepared speech category. She stated that…