Prominent educationist Dr Sugata Mitra appealed to the education decision makers gathered at the ongoing fourth World Education Summit to allow the use of Internet during examinations. He also urged curriculum designers and teachers to embrace the Internet not just as a tool of learning, but to include it as a subject in the curriculum just as any other such as Physics, Chemistry, Math or English.
The Shell Eco-marathon team of the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) has conducted a test drive with its new car last Thursday. For the second time a GUtech student team will be part of the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, in the Diesel category, to be held in Manila (Philippines) next month.
National Bank of Oman’s Academy of Excellence, the training arm of the Bank, has run a three day course on “Project Management”
One hundred ninety five Omani job seekers graduated today to work as welders on PDO’s Rabab Harweel integrated oil and gas mega project. The recruits have successfully completed 20 months’ training and are taking up positions with two of the Company’s main contractors, CCC and Al Turki Enterprises.
A group of fourth year students have been awarded with study scholarships in order to conduct their Bachelor thesis in Engineering, Geosciences and Urban Planning and Architecture at RWTH Aachen University (Germany).
The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) held its First Student-Entrepreneurs Fair at the university’s premises in Halban recently. Sixty students from different departments presented a total of 22 business ideas to GUtech staff and students.
As part of its ongoing efforts to nurture Omani IT capabilities, the Information Technology Authority signed yesterday morning, a memorandum of understanding with the Ernest & Young (EY) to provide on job IT training for 15 Omani IT graduates.
Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, as part of its ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and commitment to partnership in supporting Omani youth, signed an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education to provide 20 scholarships to Omani students pursuing undergraduate programmes in Oman during the 2014/2015 academic year.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) organized a 2 days capacity building workshop yesterday morning at Hormuz Grand Hotel to unveil the details of the 5th edition of the Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment with the presence of Dr. Salim Bin Sultan Alruzaiqi and number of representatives from various government entities, private sector and SME companies.