Coinciding with the sultanate’s celebrations of the 50th National Day, Arab Open University (AOU) Oman has signed an agreement with Gulf International Contracting company to construct its building in Muscat.
The agreement was signed by Dr Moosa al Kindi, director of the university, and Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah al Hoqani, CEO of Gulf International Contracting.
Spread over 20,000sqm, the university building construction will cost around RO10mn. The building will be delivered at the end of 2022.
Kindi said that the new university building will have three floors. The ground floor will include departments such as admissions and registration, student affairs, theatre hall with equipment, and a learning resource centre in addition to a prayer room for men and another for women, a clinic, special places for student activities and a coffee shop. The first floor will include classrooms, computer labs and academic offices, while the second floor will include classrooms, meeting rooms, academic offices, and the academic and administrative departments.
“The building will be equipped with advanced information network and computer systems. The university provides high-quality programmes that contribute to the growth of society and will be a beacon of knowledge and support for this country under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik,” Kindi said.