Sultan Qaboos University and Muscat Securities Market signed a cooperation agreement to provide on-job training opportunities for university students in the areas of investment and research in order to deepen their knowledge about the financial markets and to provide practical training opportunities in Muscat Securities Market or other international well-established Securities Markets. This agreement is taking place to crown the strong relations established early on 2004 between Muscat Securities Market and Sultan Qaboos University.
The agreement was signed by Prof. Amer Bin Ali Al Rawas, SQU Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Community Service, and by Mr. Ahmed Bin Saleh Al Marhoon, Director General of Muscat Securities Market. In this regard, Prof. Amer Al-Rawas valued this agreement by pointing the leading initiatives of Muscat Securities Market in supporting the University’s students and their various activities and said: “This program is a foundation for a joint work between Sultan Qaboos University and Muscat Securities Market. The program will provide a broad range of services for the educational process, through the discovery of new knowledge and the development of the educational programs to serve the requirements of evolving markets”.
From his side, Mr. Ahmed Al Marhoon emphasized on the great opportunity to provide sultan Qaboos University’s students with field experiences on the capital markets through on-job training. “We always seek to build bridges of cooperation and work together with Sultan Qaboos University to serve the educational process by providing all means that will improve the outcomes of the teaching process”, he said.
Muscat Securities Market has already started implementing the items of the signed agreement through utilizing the its membership in the international and regional federations and will, soon, send a number of students to conduct on-job training in one of the European stock exchanges.