Dr.Issa Sabeel Al Bulushi
On behalf of the Board of Directors, the College Advisory Board and the Students Board, I welcome you to the Gulf College-Muscat.
We at Gulf College, always endeavour to enhance and strengthen the academic knowledge of our students through perseverance, hard work, innovation and creative ideas. We also focus on strengthening the critical thinking and analytical ability of our students. This is done through knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing using various sources pertaining to higher education and related to the higher education programmes we deliver. Our perseverance in understanding and delivering the latest internationally recognised higher education programmes has given us a distinctive edge and has enabled us to perform with distinguished quality.
Our college doors are open to every student from Oman or any other country willing to enjoy Gulf College fine experience and I have the full confidence in their ability after they graduate from our college to shoulder various business and social responsibilities and make a very positive impact at their work place.
Furthermore, we work to strengthen our participation in the sustained development of the Omani economy which embarked from it's renaissance on a series of successful five-year development plans devised by the Omani government which has always been inspired by the wise and deep vision of His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Allah bless him.
One of our main aims is to equip our graduates with ethical principles and commitments to follow the academic route in life accompanied by solid faith in Allah, the Nation and the Sultan. This is achieved through direct interactions to gain international experience in the fields of science and technology. At the same time capitalize maintain and learn from our rich culture, heritage and history.
We train and educate our students to think freely and with wisdom to strengthen their sense of responsibility and we guide them on basic principles focused on developing their personality, getting used to administering themselves and on improving their personal initiatives and skills. The College has been taking care of these aspects since its establishment by forming various Gulf College activities’ groups.
These groups work towards improving the spiritual and ethical principles of students and spread the academic thinking among them and as well strengthen the working relationship between the students and the academic and administrative staff members of the College. They also work to find talents, abilities and skills among students to encourage and support them to participate in various sports, culture, scouts, artistic and social events.
The Gulf College activities’ groups are well co-ordinated and besides performing various cultural, social, sports and artistic activities, offer opportunities to students to meet their lecturers outside the lecture rooms. One of the main objectives of these activities’ groups is to assist the students to develop positive thinking and interact with each other to develop their personality in coherence with the local culture.
I sincerely convey my thanks and appreciation to His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Allah bless him, for the support provided by his Government represented by the Ministry of Higher Education to develop this vital sector in our beloved Oman.
I believe we in Oman are very fortunate indeed for having very vibrant and positive government policy that widely promotes and encourages the development of higher education institutions, with high quality programmes and modes of delivery. This again has been one of the countless outcomes of His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Allah bless him, clear directives. His Majesty said it very clearly from day one that the Omani citizen shall always be at the centre of Oman's development strategies; and so we have been.