Cyprus to sign agreement with Oman on higher education

Cyprus to sign agreement with Oman on higher education

The Ministry of Education and Culture promotes cooperation with Oman which includes, inter alia, the granting of scholarships for students who wish to study in Cyprus.

The Minister of Higher Education of Oman Dr Rawya Saud Al Busaidi who is currently visiting Cyprus had a meeting Tuesday with Education Minister Costas Kadis.

Speaking to the press after the meeting, Kadis said that they discussed various issues of mutual interest, and in particular how the two countries can develop cooperation in the field of higher education.

“`We have already formed a cooperation agreement on these issues which will be signed very soon”, the Minister said.

He described this as a very important step, adding that the government wishes to develop relationships with countries such as Oman in order to attract students, to exchange scientific personnel and students and to conduct joint research projects.

Omani Minister said she is happy to visit Cyprus and she expressed her gratitude for the warm welcome and generous hospitality she received.

She said that she looks forward to further recognition of Cypriot Universities, both public and private, with the view towards listing Cyprus as scholarship destination for Omani students.

She thanked the private universities for offering a number of scholarships, pointing out that this will encourage and give incentive to Omani students.

Dr Al Busaidi further said that she is impressed by the quality assurances given in order to insure that good quality higher education is being offered in these institutions.

She also extended an invitation to Cypriot Minister to visit Oman later on this year.

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ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY