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ELC celebrates 48th National Day

Oman’s 48th National Day was celebrated with glee by the ELC staff on the 19th of November 2018 in the Self-Access Center.

Having lived and worked in Oman for more than 20 years, some teachers shared their wonderful memories in the Sultanate, particularly in Salalah. They likewise expressed their gratitude to the Omani people for their warmth, kindness, and generosity.

Culminating the celebration was a fellowship lunch courtesy by the Omani staff. Mr. Salim Al Maashani and Mr. Shoiab Al-Balushi organized the said event.


Kahoot! competition for L3, L4 conducted

Kahoot, a game-based technological learning activity, was conducted as a competition for Levels 3 and 4 students in the English Language Center.

On the 12th of November 2018, five students in Level 3 competed in Kahoot! Questions were related to many topics covered in their daily class. At first, the boys seemed to be winning but the girls took the lead in the end. Excitement overwhelmed the contestants when they clicked as fast as they could the button in order to arrive at the correct answer. Ahmed Hasan Musallam Kashoob, Asma Abdullah Said Ateeq and Manoa Mohammed Ali Al Mashani emerged as first, second, and third placers respectively.

Meanwhile, the Kahoot! competition for Level 4 was held on the 29th of November 2018. A 20- multiple choice quiz was answered on individual computers thru a web browser. The questions were based on the concepts and vocabulary covered in Level 4. As the contest progressed, it was interesting to note that two girls outsmarted the boys in terms of accuracy and speed. Fatima Ahmed Salim Masan and Noor Mohammed Fadhil Ba Omar bagged the first and second prizes, respectively.

A fun-filled experience, the Kahoot! competition challenged the students the mental ability and enhanced their reading skills. Its successful conduct was made possible through the collaborative efforts of ELF committee composed of Mr. Salim Al-Maashani, Rekha Siby, and Ms. Gail Ann Maria Macgowan.


ELC awards students in co-curricular activities

The English Language Center (ELC) conducted an award ceremony on the 5th of December 2018 for the students who actively participated in all the co-curricular activities organized by the English Language Forum (ELF) for the first semester of academic year 2018-2019.

Held in the ELC on separate dates, the contested events were painting/drawing with 17 student participants and Kahoot! with five competitors from Level 3 and ten for Level 4. Cheers of teachers and students echoed in the Self-Access Center when Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki, the Head of the ELC, awarded all the winners and participants with certificates of appreciation. Three students were also given certificates for participating in the college-wide celebration of the 48th National Day in the Multi-purpose Hall.

Towards the end of the award ceremony, Mr. Salim Al-Maashani, the ELF Chairperson, expressed his gratitude to the ELC administration, ELF team, the teachers, and the students for their constant support.


ELF exhibits student artwork for National Day

Depicting Oman’s 48 years of glory, the paintings and drawings of ELC students were exhibited by the English Language Forum (ELF) during the college-wide celebration of the National day on the 27th of November 2018 at the Multi-purpose Hall.

Visitors of the English Language Center (ELC) booth gave positive feedback with the artwork of students affirming that the exhibit was a great avenue to develop students’ creativity.

The ELC booth also showcased the Sultanate’s metamorphosis for 48 years by portraying Oman as one nation, one people, and one vision with His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said as the leader, the builder, and the paragon.

Another highlights of the ELC booth included Oman’s most beautiful landmarks, famous people, traditional food, widely used languages, and the locals’ sources of livelihood.

Mr. Salim Al-Maashani, the ELF Chairperson, also introduced an application program called Kahoot! to the guest of honor Dr. Saleh Masan, Shura Council Member and to Dr. Hamdan Al Manthari, College Dean.

The ELF team that managed the booth and exhibit was composed of Mr. Salim Al-Maashani, Ms. Wendella Francis, Ms. Rekha Siby, and Dr. Claire Orpilla through the support of Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki, the Head of the Center.


ELF conducts art competition

Aimed at providing a platform for SCT students display their creative and artistic abilities, an art completion was conducted by the English Language Forum (ELF) last November 8, 2018 in the Self-Access Center.

Five male and twelve female budding artists showcased their skills on the theme “Oman 48 years of glory”. Drawing and coloring for one hour allowed students to uncover their natural talents in sketching and illustrations.

The winners were awarded with prizes and certificates. The judges were Mr. Edward Stallard and Mr. Michael Pendry. The winners of the art competition were:

First Place :

  • Laila Mohammed Almaashani

Second place:

  • Iman Alwi Hafidh Ba-Omar
  • Waad Ali Alamri
  • Nadia Musallam Alawaid
  • Al Moutamad Faiz Salim Fadhil

Third place:

  • Ahmed Mustahil Akaak
  • Salim Mussalm Jaboob
  • Fatima Ali Alawaid
  • Amina Said Salim Almaashani

Mr. Salim Al-Mashani, the ELF Chairperson, believed that taking part in the art competition had helped the students develop the right attitude towards a career as an artist. He also mentioned that students can be challenged to move out of their comfort zones in face of a contest like that.

He thanked Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki, HELC, for his support and all ELF members Ms. Rekha Siby, Ms. Gail Ann Maria Macgowan, Ms. Wendella Francis, and Dr. Claire Orpilla for organizing this event.


Business Studies Department - Induction Program

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program to provide the specific information on Students’ Academic Record System-SARS, followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Ms. Rathna Chellappa, Accounting Lecturer.

The induction program on SARS was scheduled on the Thursday, 29th November, 2018, in BUSS-8L. The session was facilitated by Mr. Peeyush Dwivedi - Department Registrar, BSD, SCT.

During the induction program the functioning of SARS was explained by the facilitator with a focus on the following: 1. Role of Lecturer in SARS while setting up assessment criteria, entering Class Work marks, Mid-term examination marks and End-term examination marks along with the inputs on generating Mid-term and End-term CRA and GRA and also generating ‘partial marks announcement’ was focused. 2. Role of the Advisor in SARS along with generating advisee continuous absences report and generating various such reports was focused.


Soar high Salalah College of Technology Featured

Soar high Salalah College of Technology! We proudly congratulate Yousuf Al Rawas and Munther Al Mashikhi both IT Networking Bachelor students and teacher-in-charge Mr. Hatim Al-Mashikhi for bringing home the Excellent Academy Award – a seal of SCT’s teaching excellence, from the recently concluded Huawei ICT Competition Regional Finals held in Shenzhen China last 25 November 2018.


SMC conducted a workshop to Accounting students in SCT Featured

Salalah Methanol Company in its continuing CSR efforts to empower communities and build human capacities, recently conducted a workshop entitled “Budgeting Practice in SMC” last December 4, 2018 at Salalah College of Technology. The participants of the workshop were Bachelors in Accounting students of SCT.

Mr. Jamel Bousbih, Head of Budget at SMC, delivered the lecture and shared to the Accounting students an overview of budgetary guidelines and the budgetary environment at SMC. Moreover, the students were given a snippet of knowledge about SMC’s practices on OPEX and CAPEX budgets as well as its Labor, Sales, Production and Gas budgets etc. The students found the workshop to be very useful to them and SCT is very grateful to SMC for this initiative and hopes to have more future collaborations with the company.

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