OJA, Al Bayan College sign joint cooperation agreement

MUSCAT: The Omani Journalists Association (OJA) and Al Bayan College on Tuesday signed a joint cooperation agreement in several fields in the framework of training and qualifying programmes for journalists and media professionals and members of the association.
The agreement was signed at Al Bayan College in Halban by Dr Mohammed bin Mubarak al Araimi, OJA Chairman of the Board of Directors and Dr Modhi bint Juma al Ghailaniyah, Dean of the College.
Dr Al Araimi said in a press statement the agreement is a direct support from the private sector related to training and qualification in the media field. He expressed his appreciation for this joint cooperation between the two parties, hoping to have joint cooperation during the coming period between OJA
and some commercial sectors in the Sultanate.
Dr Al Ghailaniyah, confirmed that the College, since its establishment in 2006, as the first private college specialised in media studies, has been keen in partnering with civil society organisations in the Sultanate and has put all its resources and capabilities to contribute to the advancement of the media scene in the Sultanate, through its academic disciplines, such as journalism, radio, television, public relations, advertising and other specialisations.
The agreement includes a number of items, the most important of which is that Al Bayan College will grant OJA 3 scholarships to obtain the bachelor or diploma degrees in the academic and media specialties in the college to OJA members and media professionals.
The terms of the agreement also stipulate that Al Bayan College shall grant OJA members and their families nominated by the association a 35 per cent tuition fees discount of the total tuition fees.
For its part, the OJA will involve a number of al Bayan College students in the training and development courses organised by the Association for its members as part of its training programs.
The Association will also involve the instructors and students of al Bayan College in the activities and events organised by the Association.
The two sides will cooperate to organise seminars, conferences, activities and events that contribute to the discussion of media issues of interest to the Sultanate and cooperation in these fields. It is worth mentioning that al Bayan College is the first private college specialised in media studies in the Sultanate. — ONA