Govt approves new private university, colleges

The committee for licensing institutions and programs at the Ministry of Higher Education in Oman held its third meeting this year under the chairmanship of Joukhha bint Abdullah al Shukaili, Director-General of the General Directorate of Universities and Private Colleges and Vice-Chairman of the Committee. During the meeting, applications for licensing a number of academic programmes related to the higher education institutions of the Sultanate were reviewed.

The committee approved the proposal for the two private higher education institutions will be merged with to become a single private university. The committee also considered the request of private universities to introduce new colleges which have received the approval of the committee.