The programme, in its third year, aims at recognising the efforts of outstanding students across the sultanate and to encourage them to exert a lot more work and outperform themselves in their research. The programme is delivered as part of Duqm Refinery’s commitment to programmes that upskill students and develop their capabilities as accountable citizens who are committed to additional create Oman in the future.
On this occasion, Jasim bin Hasan al Ajmi, head of Corporate Sustainability, Duqm Refinery, stated, “Duqm Refinery’s summer leadership programme for outstanding students is organised as part of Duqm Refinery’s commitment to develop the local community and to build the capabilities of Omani youth and to uplift their potential to be leaders in the future.”
He added, “The planning and development of the programme is in line with His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s directives to empower the Omani youth and to prepare them for future challenges. We have ensured that our project is developed and managed by Omani cadres and we count on them to maintain the success and sustainability of the project.”
He stated that the programme aims to give students not only an understanding and exposure towards new cultures although exposing them to the challenges of living abroad but also expose them to larger education possibilities accessible in the UK.
The month-extended programme, carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, will be implemented by Higher College of Technology. It will contain a quantity of activities that aims at enriching student expertise.
The students will be enrolled in an English language improvement programme in specialised institutes in Liverpool and Manchester. It will also contain entertainment activities such as visits to museums and tourism websites in the United Kingdom.
Information Source: Muscat Daily