MUSCAT: The Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) held a press conference on December 21, 2017, at Majan University College (MUC) to formally announce that Majan is the first HEI in the Sultanate to receive its institutional accreditation. The press conference was presided over by Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed al Sarmi, the Chairman, Board of Directors of OAAA and Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education and Dr Salim bin Reddha al Redhwi, the CEO of OAAA. Also in attendance were Dr Ahmed bin Mohsin al Ghassani and Dr Ahmed Min Masood al Kindi, both Board Directors at OAAA, Shaikh Nasr al Hosni (Vice Chairman of MUC Board of Directors) and Dr Maha Kobeil (MUC Dean and CEO).
In 2011 the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) initiated a review and revision of the institutional standards which govern the accreditation of Higher Education institutions in Oman. Once accredited, institutions are required to go through a Standards Assessment every five years in order to maintain their accreditation status. The Standards Assessment is an extensive audit covering every aspect of the operations of an institution. It is closely benchmarked against standards applied by other international accreditation agencies.