Muscat, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU),

represented by the Deanship of Student Affairs, today hosted a

meeting of the supervisory committee of the third scientific and cultural

forum for female students from the higher educational institutions in

the Gulf Cooperation Council states, which will be hosted by SQU from

5 to 9 April 2020.

The Supervisory Committee consists of the following educational

institutions: the General Authority for Applied Education and Training in

Kuwait, King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia, UAE University in

the United Arab Emirates, Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic

University in Saudi Arabia, the General Secretariat of the Gulf

Cooperation Council, and Sultan Qaboos University.

The forum seeks to develop the leadership and communication

skills of female students, and promote exchange of knowledge and

cultural experiences among students in the Gulf States, provide an

opportunity for them to express their views on contemporary issues.

It also seeks inculcate positive values in students such as

teamwork, responsibility, and confidence, as well as the opportunity for

them to express issues of interest, and participate in research, and find

appropriate solutions. A maximum of 20 students from each university

or higher education institution will participate in the forum, while the

judges will be nominated from inside and outside the Sultanate, after

coordination with the GCC General Secretariat.

The forum includes 11 cultural and scientific competitions aimed at

enriching the research and innovation skills among the female students

of the GCC countries. Competition will be held in the following areas:

photography, oil painting, ceramic sculpting, Arabic calligraphy,

innovation, science research, poster design, humanities research,

panel discussion/debate, poetry, and Holy Quran Contest.

Source: Oman News Agency