Sohar varsity hosts meet for the media
Wed, 23 May 2012
By Abdulaziz al Jahdhami — MUSCAT — Sohar University, in line with its belief on the important role played by all means of media in guiding and educating people of different segments in the society, held yesterday a gathering to honour local media professionals at InterContinental, Muscat. The event was presided over by Dr Ibrahim bin Ahmed al Kindi, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Establishment for Press, Publication and Advertising (OEPPA).
Mahmood bin Mohammed al Jarwani, Board Chairman of Sohar University and other university’s officials were also present. This annual gathering is organised with the aim of strengthening the university’s professional relationship with the local media bodies that are of great support in helping to achieve the university’s major objectives.
Through this get-together, Sohar University would like to extend its sincere appreciation and gratitude to all media establishments and its journalists and representatives for their continued support to the university and covering its events. The university always strives to stick to its commitment to serve the march of higher education in the Sultanate as well as to move forward on the path of the success for the benefit of all, university, students and media alike. This would not be effectively achieved without the outstanding role of the media.
In his opening speech, Dr Aboud Bin Hamad al Sawafi, Chancellor of Sohar University, welcomed all the attendees and praised the key role played by media and he pointed out: “We organise this annual event to tribute the notable efforts and remarkable mission of all media establishments for their help in serving the nation-building process along with other sectors in the Sultanate. This meet comes in line with the university’s strategy of holding mutual co-operation and continuous communication with the media”.
“Undoubtedly, media plays a vital role in presenting to the society the great contribution and initiatives of different government and private bodies in supporting the Sultanate’s national development. Thus, we really appreciate the outstanding efforts and endeavor of all media personnel in supporting Sohar University and all other higher education institutions all around the country” Al Sawafi remarked.
During the event, Dr Mohammed Hussam al Deen, Director of Law Programme at Sohar University briefed the audience about this new programme which has been introduced in the university recently. Due to the significance of implementing this programme, Sohar University, in co-ordination with three internationally prominent institutions that are University of Queensland in Australia, International Islamic University in Malaysia and University of Jordan to introduce this programme in both languages, Arabic and English.
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