GHEDEX, OCF focus on academic excellence and specialisation

988501MUSCAT: The 18th Edition of Oman’s leading event for Global Higher Education (GHEDEX) and the 16th Edition of Oman’s preferred Omanisation Career Fair (OCF) commenced on April 18, 2017 under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Manpower.
Organised by OITE Trade Fairs, the exhibition was inaugurated by Dr Said bin Hamed bin Said al Rubaii — Secretary General of the Education Council at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre and will take place until today (April 20) from 9:30 am to 1 pm & 4:30 pm to 9 pm.
Students from across the Sultanate of Oman will have the option of choosing from among 200 top-notch universities and colleges spanning 20 countries at GHEDEX covering Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from Oman, Australia, Cyprus (led by the Ministry of Education and Culture — Cyprus), France, Ireland (led by Enterprise Ireland), Jordan, Malta, Malaysia (led by Education Malaysia), New Zealand (led by Education New Zealand), Poland (led by Perspektywy Ed Foundation Fremont), Saint Lucia, Egypt, Philippines, India, Qatar, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Germany (led by DAAD), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
New participants at GHEDEX this year include HEIs from India led by the Education Promotion Society for India, HEIs from Philippines led by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education and HEIs from Saint Lucia, Egypt and Qatar.
The exhibition also receives increased presence of HEIs from Malaysia, Ireland, UAE, UK and USA.
The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) will conduct a presentation on external scholarship schemes at undergraduate and postgraduate level targeting representatives from overseas universities and higher education service providers at GHEDEX. Additionally MoHE will also conduct a presentation on external and internal scholarships at undergraduate level in Arabic by MoHE officials for the general public.
OCF features 50 leading companies from across the spectrum of Oman’s private and public sector. Omanis will also have the exclusive chance to meet potential employers and career experts and gain valuable information about current vacancies and upcoming opportunities in the job market from some of the highly reputed names in the industry.