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