Bank Muscat, MoHE sign agreement for 20 ‘Jesr al Mustaqbal’ scholarships

MUSCAT: Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, as part of its ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and Imprints social responsibility initiative, signed an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to provide 20 scholarships to Omani students pursuing undergraduate programmes in Oman during the 2015/2016 academic year.
Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed al Sarmi, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education, and AbdulRazak Ali Issa, Chief Executive, signed the agreement for the bank’s ‘Jesr al Mustaqbal’ (Bridge to Future) higher education scholarships to be given to Omani youth belonging to social welfare families. With this, the total number of scholarships given by the bank through the Ministry of Higher Education touches 48.
Commending Bank Muscat for the social responsibility initiative in support of students belonging to social welfare families, Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed al Sarmi said, “The bank’s gesture complements the government efforts in providing students valuable opportunities to pursue relevant educational programmes to achieve success in life and career. The Ministry of Higher Education is delighted to see the cooperation with Bank Muscat benefiting many deserving students every year. We encourage other corporates to emulate the bank as public-private partnership is vital to sustain the country’s development goals.”
AbdulRazak Ali Issa said, “Bank Muscat is proud to present 20 more ‘Jesr al Mustaqbal’ scholarships aimed at helping Omani youth from social welfare segments to pursue college education and thereby attain employable skills. The ‘Bridge to Future’ programme is a commitment by the bank to provide Omani youth with opportunities to build a strong foundation for a better future. Bank Muscat is committed to contributing towards sustainable development by working closely with local communities with the aim of improving living standards in a manner that complements the national economy. The bank will continue to support Omani youth as part of the annual CSR programme.”