The Military Technological College in the Sultanate of Oman celebrated the graduation of the second batch of holders of bachelor’s degrees and the third batch of holders of advanced diploma certificates, under the patronage of Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al- Busaidi (photo), Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The ceremony started with recitations from the Holy Quran, followed by a speech of Vice-Air Marshal Matar bin Ali al-Oubaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), Chairman of the College’s Board of Directors, in which he indicated that the Military Technological College is making its way towards the desired excellence with urgent and deliberate steps towards the embodiment of a professional and qualified military model, academically and technologically.
He added that this year was full of accomplishments that the college is proud of in the academic military fields, including the funding of the Research Council (TRC) for a number of student research projects of, the college’s participation in the Oman Science Festival, adding that this participation won wide acclaim from all the visitors of the festival.
The Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs, the sponsor of the ceremony, distributed the prizes to the outstanding students and handed over certificates to graduates of various disciplines, including those holding bachelor’s degrees and advanced diploma holders. He also handed over the master's degrees to the employees of the college who graduated from Portsmouth University.
At the end of the ceremony, the graduates sang the college’s anthem, chanted the oath of loyalty and proclaimed thrice Long Live His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the supreme commander of the Armed Forces.
The event was attended by a number of their Excellencies, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forces and other military and security authorities, a number of State Council honorable members, Majlis A’Shura members, senior officers of the Sultan’s Armed Forces and parents of the graduates.