Sharqiyah varsity hosts ‘University Day’ as part of second anniversary

IBRA: Al Sharqiyah University celebrated its second anniversary under the auspices of Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammed al Salmy, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs.
An event titled University Day exhibited the students’ academic and technical projects. Many other cultural programmes took place to mark the day. Speaking about the academic environment of the university, Dr Aboud al Sawafi, Vice-Chancellor, stated that the university provides 11 curriculum across faculties.
“The university takes pride in having a multi-national team of instructors belonging to 22 different nationalities. It also has the strategy of nationalisation in place, and as many as 16 per cent of its academic and 74 per cent of its administrative staff are Omanis.”
According to Sam Wamuziri, Dean of the College of Engineering, “the 2+2 or 2+3 programmes in Civil Engineering enables the students to study diploma with having the chance to join Greenwich University, London, for their Bachelor’s degree. The university is working on establishing a similar partnership with the University of Manchester Metropolitan in Electronic and Electrical Engineering as well,” he added.
Students who achieved excellence in academic and extracurricular activities were rewarded and recognised at the function.
Distributing the awards Prof Fouad Chedid, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, highlighted the three main academic assessment parameters like IQ, talent and the ‘1000 hours’ rule. Practical intelligence is more important than IQ, and hard work is more significant than talent, while it takes 1,000 hours of practice to become an expert in any field,” he noted.