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RO50,000 pact signed to support 50 GED students

9 Dec 2020

The University of Technology and Applied Sciences, the Ministry of Education, and Petroleum Development Oman signed a cooperation agreement on Wednesday to support General Education Diploma (GED) holders with 50 scholarships worth RO50,000.

The agreement provides funding for 50 scholarships for GED students for the academic year 2019/20 at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences Rustaq.

The agreement aims to achieve joint cooperation between the university, the Ministry of Education and the private sector to implement the Omanisation programme. 

The programme also aims to support the students from remote villages in the various governorates of the sultanate to attain educational qualification and Omanise teaching jobs in those villages.

Dr Saeed bin Hamad bin Saeed al Rubaie, vice chancellor of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, said, “These types of agreements confirm the partnership between the university and the private sector in achieving Oman Vision 2040 and its strategic objectives. The university is keen to build interactive partnerships with various public and private sector firms, not only at the funding level, but also at the intellectual and research level.”

Eng Abdulamir bin Abdul Hussein al Ajmi, PDO’s executive director of External Affairs and Value Addition, said, “The agreement comes within the framework of the social responsibility of the company for the community to support school students and Omanise teaching jobs in line with Oman Vision 2040″.

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