Omantel to promote digital learning

Business Reporter –
Omantel has signed an agreement with Muscat University to be a member of the Oman Research Education Network (OMREN) to promote E-learning and raise the level of education among various affiliated institutions in the Sultanate.
Through this agreement, Omantel and Muscat University look forward to enhancing educational services provided in the midst of the rapid growth and development of telecommunication services and technologies. The information revolution is being witnessed in many sectors and domains, including the education sector, and this agreement will enable Muscat University students to benefit from the environment that OMREN provides.
Todd Dick, Vice-President Enterprise Unit at Omantel and Professor Anthony Cahalan, Vice-Chancellor of Muscat University, signed the agreement in the presence of Dr Abdulmonem al Kharousi, Director of OMREN.
With the addition of this partnership with Muscat University, membership of OMREN has increased to ten universities and colleges. Dick said: “Omantel’s objective is to increase the numbers of educational institutes in the network, promote E-learning and lead to achieving the aims of the national strategy and the vision for scientific research in the Sultanate.”
Khalid al Balushi, Senior Expert Government Projects, also confirmed that Omantel and other relevant parties are striving to achieve the objectives of OMREN which is to create a suitable environment for researchers and students at universities and colleges which will enhance the level of education in the Sultanate.
Omantel is constantly investing in enhancing its telecommunications networks, developing smart technologies and innovative solutions that support high-speed communication networks and link educational and research institutions to each other for easy exchange of information.
Professor Anthony Cahalan, Vice-Chancellor of Muscat University said: “We are pleased to join OMREN and we believe that the association will undoubtedly enrich research at Muscat University and encourage a valuable exchange of knowledge with other institutions affiliated with the network. Muscat University aims to deliver high quality, industry-engaged education to Omani and international students, supported by research that is relevant to the social and economic priorities of Oman, in collaboration with researchers at our international partner universities, Aston and Cranfield in the UK.”