On 14th December, Majan University College celebrated its 26th graduation ceremony, featuring 1101 graduates from the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. The ceremony took place under the auspices of His Excellency Sheikh Nasr bin Amer Al Hosni, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour for Labour. The graduation ceremony included 574 Bachelors (with Honours), 138 Diplomates in Higher Education, and 389 Master graduates
The ceremony began with the academic staff procession led by the Dean of the College, Dr. Maha Kobeil, and the Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) of the University of Bedfordshire, Mr. Adrian Dutch. Dr. Kobeil then welcomed the patron of the ceremony, guests, and representatives of the University of Bedfordshire, and congratulated the graduates. Dr Maha stressed that the College constantly reviews its programmes to meet the requirements of Oman’s 2040 Vision and the needs of industry. The Dean also highlighted the new Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme which will be launched in September 2023, in collaboration with Bradford University.
Mr. Adrian Dutch, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) of the University of Bedfordshire, welcomed His Excellency the chief guest and congratulated the graduates and their families. He conveyed the University of Bedfordshire’s congratulations to the graduates and expressed his pleasure and pride in the partnership with Majan University College. Addressing the graduates, he stressed the importance of hard work and utilising the knowledge and skills that they learned during their studies in the College.
The graduates’ speech in Arabic was delivered by Ahmed bin Hamad bin Saeed Al Qasimi. He thanked the families of the graduates and the staff of Majan who supported and encouraged them throughout their studies. In conclusion, Ahmed called on his fellow graduates to continue their journey, after graduation, to wisdom and success.
Rustam Omar Samawi, an expatriate student at MUC, gave his speech in English. He expressed his happiness at graduating with his colleagues, despite the shift in online mode and the difficulties students faced during the Covid pandemic. He also said that since he arrived in Oman he has always felt very welcome.
Ms Khulood Al Sidrani, a graduate of the first batch of MA Applied Linguistics, also shared her inspirational and success story demonstrating how believing in oneself through hardship and commitment towards achieving goals can lead to success.
A key feature of the event was the launch of the new brand identity of Majan University College and its new slogan “Together We Transform Lives”.