Minister discusses Nizwa University with chancellor

MUSCAT — Majlis Ash’shura will host Dr Rawya bint Saud al Busaidiyah, Minister of Higher Education in its regular meetings which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. Shaikh Ali bin Nasser al Mahrouqi, Secretary General of Majlis Ash’shura said that the minister of higher education’s statement includes five points: higher education policies, strategies and five-year plans, colleges of applied sciences, higher education and private education and the accommodation of higher education students. The minister of Higher Education met in her office the Chancellor of the University of Nizwa, Dr Ahmed bin Khalfan al Rawahi.
The meeting discussed the state of the university and the workflow of the academic and financial processes at the university. The minister of Higher Education affirmed that the ministry continuously supports the university in cooperation with the other concerned authorities to ensure that the university continues its march, similar to the support provided by the ministry to all the private higher education institutions. Within the framework of finding a solution to the problem that faced the university in the previous period, it was agreed during the meeting that the university should  address these problems particularly financial administration. The meeting confirmed that the news about the university going bankrupt is nothing but “rumours” stressing the importance of continuity in a way that guarantees the rights of the students, staff and stakeholders.