The partnership demonstrates an improved recognition of the part of English language to empower young folks to compete in a globalised workforce.
The agreement was not too long ago signed at Muscat University. The occasion was attended by H E Hamish Cowell, British Ambassador to Oman, Helen Mehta – nation director, British Council Oman, Tim Hood – regional exams director MENA, Deep Adhikari – deputy regional exams manager, Dr Jumma Ali al Juma – chairman of the Muscat University Board of Trustees and Professor Yusra Mouzughi – vice chancellor – Muscat University.
According to British Council, English language proficiency is an crucial talent for navigating a international workforce and breaking down barriers in company and empowering the pool of Omani talent.
Muscat University gives testing facilities for 275 paper-primarily based IELTS tests in a sitting, as effectively as 50 seats for the newly launched personal computer-delivered IELTS. This capacity permits for 17,000 IELTS tests to be carried out at Muscat University in a year, which is a considerable step in terms of supplying higher accessibility and comfort to prospective IELTS test takers.
Helen mentioned, “Through our work in education, English and the arts we make a real difference to the lives of millions of people in the UK and around the world. We collaborate with a broad spectrum of organisations in Oman, leveraging our global networks, expertise and trust to help them achieve their goals. When it comes to our business partners, we are extremely happy to have formalised our relationship with Muscat University and are delighted with the new state-of-the-art space we have for our examination candidates. Muscat University is a natural fit for the British Council in terms of being a quality brand and we are very pleased to be associated with them.”
Professor Yusra mentioned, “Having the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities within the Muscat University building is a really great reflection of what makes us unique. We proudly bear the name of Oman’s capital city, but also have deep links to the United Kingdom through our excellent academic partnerships and dual degrees. The university is educating tomorrow’s leaders in Logistics, Air Transport, Business and Chemical Engineering. Visiting the British Council’s assessment centre on our campus will also provide a welcome opportunity to get to know us, and to find out more about our full-time and part-time programmes.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily