As part of its efforts to encourage entrepreneurship among university students, Injaz Oman and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) on Monday signed an agreement for the Sharikati programme.
The signing was presided over by Dr Ali al Bemani, vice chancellor, SQU and Khalid al Zubair, chairman, Injaz Oman, stated a press release.
Shabib al Maamari, executive director, Injaz Oman, said, “We have received the largest participation from a single university with 35 students. This is the third year in a row that we are signing the agreement with SQU and our collaboration with the institution is not as just another university, it is a grounded partnership.”
Under the partnership, the students will be given the opportunity to set up their own companies wherein they will learn about teamwork, leadership, planning, research, negotiation, problem-solving and critical thinking. The teams will not only establish their business and market it, but will also develop the products and make a financial plan for it.
More than 700 students from across 18 different colleges in the sultanate are participating in the Sharikati competition this year.
SOURCE: MUSCAT DAILY