The Dean of Gulf College, Prof. Taqi Abdulredha Al Abduwani and the Director of the Centre Franco Omani, Mr. Christian ADAM de VILLIERS have finally signed the Memorandum of Understanding to officially declare their collaboration and co-operation in the promotion of French language and culture on the 18th June 2017 at Gulf College, Mabela, Sultanate of Oman. Present in the ceremony are Dr. Mohaned Al Obaidi, Deputy Dean for Academics and Scientific Research, Mr. Masood Ahmed Khan, Head of the Faculty of Foundation Studies, Dr. Khalid Abu Zayed, Head of the Faculty of Business and Management Studies, Mr. Abubucker Samsudeen Shaffi, Head of the Faculty of Computing Sciences, and Dr. Irene Pineda Villareal, the Manager of the Centre for Languages and Cultural Studies.
The signing of MoU has propelled to the forefront the various projects of the two institutions such as the offering of teaser courses in July and August. French can be taken as an elective in the first semester of 2017-2018. Screening of French films with Arabic and English subtitles assures a greater degree of acculturalisation with the presence and active involvement of Francophiles and Francophones in the college.
A very enriching experience awaits the GC and CFO staff, students and external communities as more cultural activities come to light. Photo exhibitions, music concerts, theatrical plays, conferences, workshops and researches are about to converge to maximise the full potential of the coveted partnership.