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Chance for students in Oman to enrol in foreign varsities

Times of Oman 2019-04-14 20:26:00

Muscat:The Global Higher Education Expo currently running shows that higher education is a priority in Oman, according to a senior education official.

Speaking at the Ghedex in the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Dr. Abdullah Al Sarmi said, “We take care to run this expo because it is a chance for our sons and daughters in the 11th and 12 grades to see the range of universities available and to find many opportunities in one spot. This is undoubtedly a chance for students to have all their questions answered about joining a higher education institution. “

The Ghedex event, running in tandem with Technology Education and Vocational Training Expo (Trainex) was opened on 14th April by Al Sarmi.

According to a statement by event organisers Oman International Trade and Exhibitions, “The 19th edition of Global Higher Education Exhibition (Ghedex) highlights the education and provides a chance to experience the latest and most innovative educational tools and solutions from over 200 top universities from more than 20 countries.”

“The expo is attended by exhibitors from countries such as Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Turkey, France, Germany, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Qatar, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, the UAE, the UK, and the USA,” the statement added.

Free seminar sessions provide hands-on information from the global industry leaders and enable the attendees to go through the courses and choices in advanced studies offered by various institutions. The exhibitions will remain open from 14-16 April, between 9:30 AM and 1 PM, then for an evening duration between 4 PM and 8:30 PM.

Last year, the event saw more than 18,000 visitors, which was a record at the time.