SQU Academic Council gains autonomy to establish branches across Oman’s governorates

  • Date: 01-Apr-2024
  • Source: The Arabian Stories News
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:Oman
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SQU Academic Council gains autonomy to establish branches across Oman’s governorates

The Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) system has been granted powers under Royal Decree 19/2024, which outlines the role of the University Academic Council with a range of wider responsibilities, including the establishment of branches in governorates.

The post SQU Academic Council gains autonomy to establish branches across Oman’s governorates appeared first on The Arabian Stories News.MUSCAT : As per the Royal Decree No. 19/2024 – details of which were published on March 31 – the University Academic Council will be chaired by the Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, and include private sector representatives specializing in university education and public affairs.Following the approval of the Council of Ministers and relevant authorities, the Academic Council will assume a formidable mandate. It will be responsible for the formulation of SQU’s central policies, encompassing the organizational framework, strategic blueprints, developmental trajectories, academic offerings, and quality benchmarks.Of particular significance is the newfound authority to establish branches in various governorates, thereby decentralizing educational opportunities and fostering regional development. Moreover, the Academic Council wields the power to effect changes such as the merger, abolition, or modification of colleges, centers, institutes, and academies, as well as regulating the annual intake of students.Financial responsibilities also fall within the