Muscat, December 22, 2019: Oman Tourism College (OTC) celebrated the graduation of its students in various courses from both the Diploma and Bachelor’s degrees on Wednesday, December 18. The ceremony witnessed the graduation of the 9th and 10th Diploma batch and the 2nd Bachelor batch. The graduation ceremony was held at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre under the patronage of HE Maitha Saif Majid Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism, alongside the attendance of HE Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Sarmi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education and Chairman of OTC’s Board of Directors.
A total of 171 students graduated this year from OTC, which comprised of 125 Diploma graduates and 46 Bachelor’s graduates. Additionally, out of the total number, 126 were female graduates.
Addressing the audience, Dr. Abdulkarim Sultan Al Mughairi, Dean of OTC said, “Today we are celebrating an occasion that all of our students have been waiting for passionately. I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to all the graduates and wish them the best of luck in shaping the future of tourism. Your experience at the college will prepare you for the upcoming career prospects in the tourism industry, which is one of the most prominently targeted sectors of the Sultanate’s economy. As the only academic institution in Oman fully specialising in tourism and hospitality, this enhances your readiness to contribute effectively towards the development and enhancement of Oman’s tourism sector.”
“Today is a very important occasion for us here at OTC, wherein we celebrate the outcome of years of efforts, from both our students and the educational and administrative staff. We are now able to see the results of our hard work and dedication over the past years, when we see our students ready to perform their role in developing the tourism industry in the Sultanate, to position it among the list of the top sectors contributing to the national GDP,” he added.
Oman Tourism College is the only academic institution that offers academic programmes in various tourism and hospitality courses in the Sultanate. It provides the promising market with young qualified and trained human resources at the highest levels.