Sohar University marks graduation

SOHAR: Sohar University celebrated the graduation of the first group of its 17th batch on December 12 under the patronage of Shaikh Naseer bin Hilal bin Nasser al Mawali, Chairman of State Audit Institution. The ceremony was attended by Members of the State Council, as well as invited representatives of government and private institutions and parents. The first ceremony included the Faculties of Business, Law and Computing and Information Technology. The total number of graduates of these faculties were 505 graduates from master’s degrees, Bachelor, Advanced Diploma and Diploma.
The number of graduates included 351 graduates from the Faculty of Business and 140 graduates from the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology and 14 graduates from the Faculty of Law.
In his speech, Professor Barry Winn, the VC of Sohar University, said: Universities are key drivers of economic and social well-being in the modern world and we want to ensure Sohar University plays a leading role. We have forged strong relationships with business, government ministries and international institutions to support the innovative development of our city and region which will help create new jobs in new industries.
On behalf of fellow graduates, Munira bint Ali al Rabeeya, a student delivered the graduation speech.
The graduates sang the graduation anthem, which became one of the hallmarks of graduation ceremonies at the University.
Shaikh Naseer bin Hilal al Mawali, Chairman of the State Audit Institution, honoured the top graduates who received the best scores in the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various programmes.
The chief guest distributed certificates to 505 graduates from the Faculties of Business, Law and Computing and Information Technology. Poet Sultan bin Salem bin Saeed al Issai, a faculty of Business graduate, recited a poem on the occasion.
Jamal Saeed al Ajili, Chairman of Sohar University Board of Governors, presented a souvenir to the sponsor of the ceremony.