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ELF holds online vocabulary contest

Considering that interactive games can impact language learning, the English Language Forum (ELF) held an online vocabulary competition for Foundation students on November 30, 2017 in the ELC-Lab 3.

Levels 3-4 students competed in choosing the correct antonym to the word given within a span of 20 seconds only. After the mind cracking contest, Aseel Arafh Khareef and Talal Madian Al- Yafai emerged as first and second places, respectively.

The participants stated that the competition was fun, educational, and effective in motivating them to love more the English language. With positive spirit, the students look forward to joining more contests to be sponsored by the ELF.

Prizes and certificates were given by Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki, Head of the English Language Center and Mr. Salim Al-Mashani, Chairperson of ELF during an awarding ceremony on December 7, 2017 in the ELC Conference Room.

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OMAN MATH DAY CELEBRATIONS AT SALALAH COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY Featured

“Like the crest of the peacock and the jewel of the serpent, Mathematics stands at the helm of all sciences.”

Mathematics has had a big role in the development of Computer Science and Information Technology. There are myriad applications of mathematics in technology. It is hard to conceive any aircraft, any robot, or any future technology to be produced only with a high level of mathematical precision. In recent years, the influence of mathematics in other fields has also grown enormously. Economics and social sciences, once impervious to mathematics, are coming increasingly under its influence. 

The need for understanding mathematics is necessary in all walks of life – whether engineers or scientists, or those working in the world of industry, finance or social sciences. Its role in other human endeavors apart, There is an aesthetic component to its pursuit and it inculcates the habit of rational thought and promotes what our visionaries call “scientific temper”. It is important that studies of mathematics are promoted amongst the young generation.

With a mission to take mathematics as our road to development, Oman Mathematics Committee celebrates Oman Math day from 21st-23rd November every year. Salalah College of Technology celebrated Oman Math Day  on 23rd November 2017. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Hamdan Al Manthari, Dean, Salalah College of Technology and presided over by Dr. Said Omar Al Mishiki, Dean of Academic Affairs, Salalah College of Technology. Mr.Vijipaul , Head of IT Department , Salalah college of Technology welcomed the guests and participants from all Departments. Dr Hamdam, in his address, emphasized the need to make regular Math Instructions appealing and attractive to the student community in order to wipe away the fear of Mathematics from young minds. In the welcome address, Mr Viji Paul quoted Missile man Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, and said “If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun”. He compared the student participants to the shining sun, who burnt the midnight oil to create their presentations.

Dr.Mallika Elan, Head of Math Section , Organizer of this event, delivered a speech on importance of celebrating the Oman Math Day. She said, there are two important reasons behind this celebration. Firstly, to streamline the activities of the Oman Mathematics Committee, which is an associate member of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). She emphasized that SCT extends full support to the  Oman Mathematics Committee in its   goal to become  an active member of IMU, by conducting events on mathematics such as seminars, competitions and gatherings to help those interested in mathematics to meet, present, and discuss their ideas and research experiences. 

Secondly, to remember Mathematicians and History of Mathematics.

“History has the task of teaching the present about the future by what happened in the past”

Through Math Fair we are aiming to “Training Today's Brightest Minds To Solve Tomorrow's Problems.”

A Student Math Fair with the theme “Applications and History of Mathematics” witnessed a huge response with 25 participating teams from various colleges in Dhofar Region. Varied presentations aimed at demystifying mathematics, promoting mathematical thinking in students and encouraging them practice math in all spheres of their life, were presented. Project on “Applications of Calculus in Estimating The Time Of Safe Dosage of Drug”, won the first prize, while  projects on “The Golden Ratio” and “The Sine Cosine Palm Trick” won the second and third Prize respectively. The Math Fun Corner added up a lot of fun for students and encouraged them to take a break from standard math lessons.

The  Math Forum, a platform for  Professional Growth for faculty members, included a Guest Lecture  by Prof. Mohammed Asif Gondal, Head, Department of Mathematics, Dhofar University, during the Math Day celebration. 

Finally Dr.Mallika , thanked the  Dean, Dr.Hamdan Al Manthari & Assistant Dean Academic Affairs,Dr. Said Omar Al Mashiki , for their all-out support and IT HOD Mr.Viji Paul for his assistance. She also thanked the  colleagues , friends and  students for their dedicated team effort which made this event successful.

Oman Math Day Celebration in  Salalah College of Technology ,Oman made a new beginning and let us join hands to lift the veil of a new epoch of mathematics.   

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ELC-GFP participates in SCT National Day celebration

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The spirit of patriotism filled the air as the students of Salalah College of Technology (SCT) celebrated the 47th National Day on November 21, 2017.

The Multi-Purpose Hall turned into a sea of red, white, and green as Omani flags and other banners were displayed.

Dr. Hamdan Al-Manthari, SCT Dean inaugurated the event, along with Dr. Saeed Omar Masheiki, Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs and Dr. Amal Al Shahri, Asst. Dean for Student Affairs.

Various exhibits offered testimony to the language skills and artistic talents of students as they explained their activities and posters in English. The audience was likewise impressed when some male students delivered Arabic speeches and poetry that manifested nationalism.

Meanwhile, the English Language Forum, under the supervision of Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki-HELC, Mr. Salim Al-Mashani-Chairperson of the Committee and his team members Dr. Felicious Grace, Ms. Yusra Ousenjili, Ms. Wendella Francis, Dr. Claire Orpilla, and select students, represented the English Language Center-General Foundation Program (ELC-GFP) during the said celebration.

The ELC-GFP booth showcased the new textbooks used in Levels 1-4 called Pathways of the National Geographic Learning, His Majesty’s Words of Wisdom, Wheel of Tongue Twisters, Course Offerings, and Oman’s famous landmarks and traditional symbols.

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ELC-GFP celebrates 47th National Day

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The English Language Center-General Foundation Program (ELC-GFP) held a celebration to mark Oman’s 47th National Day last November 23, 2017 in the Self-Access Center.

The celebration kicked off with an inspirational message by Mr. Saeed Al-Mashiki, Head of the ELC-GFP. He emphasized the dual significance of National Day every November 18th to commemorate Oman’s international recognition as an independent, sovereign nation and His Majesty’s birthday.

The HELC also commended both Omani and expat staff for their collaborative efforts to make such event possible and for constantly supporting every undertaking at the Center.

Another highlight of the celebration was a 6-minute video presentation about Oman’s metamorphosis through the years since Sultan Qaboos bin Said assumed his throne in 1970.

After the program, a thanksgiving buffet lunch was partaken by the ELC-GFP staff and visitors.

The enthusiasm of the ELC-GFP family for this year’s National Day was evident in the early decoration of the Center with Omani flags and other symbols that show nationalism and pride of Oman’s rich cultural heritage.

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احتفالية الكلية التقنية بصلالة بالعيد الوطني 47 المجيد يوم Featured

احتفالية الكلية التقنية بصلالة بالعيد الوطني 47 المجيد يوم الثلاثاء 21 نوفمبر 2017م برعاية الدكتور/ حمدان بن محمد المنذري - عميد الكلية حيث تضمنت الاحتفالية معرض المشاريع الطلابية المنهجية واللامنهجية وتكونت من ركنين الاول خاص بالمشاريع الاكاديمية والركن الاخر شمل عرض لمشاريع طلبة الكليه من رواد الاعمال ونادي ريادة الاعمال.

اما الفعالية الاخرى كانت عبارة حفل مسرحي طلابي بفقرات متنوعة عبر الطلبه من خلالها عن فرحتهم.

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Guest Lecture – SMC – Software Development Featured

Mr. Abdullah BaOmar Network Specialist from Salalah Methanol Company , gave a guest lecture to the students on “Software Development” on 14/11/2017. Mr. Abdullah Ba – Omar was accompanied by Mr. Abdullah Al Bahdoor, Branding Specialist and Mr. Jamal Al Balushi, Media and Communications Specialist. Mr. VijiPaul, HOD – IT Department welcomed the speaker(s). Mr. Jamal gave a brief introduction about Salalah Methanol Company. Mr. Abdullah BaOmar gave a brief talk on Software Development at SMC, Network Security, Network Infrastructure at SMC. 18 students attended this interactive session. Mr. Zahid Mehmood HOS – I.T Section proposed the Vote of Thanks. The students found this session very useful. This session was arranged through the On the Job Training Department and Industrial Link Committee.

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New Staff- Formal Induction Program AY 2017-2018

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The ELC GFP conducted the formal Induction Program for the 6 new Staff members who joined the faculty this semester.

There were 4 Presenters. The following areas were presented:

The first presenter was the HOC, Mr. Saeed Al Mashiki, who welcomed the new Staff. He provided them a brief background of ELC GFP; Staff and student profile for semester 44, and wished them every success for their tenure in ELC.

The Staff Induction Committee Member, Mr. Stephen McEwan, was the second presenter. He reinforced what had been done at the informal induction, as Staff arrived. The following areas were covered: tour of the college campus, especially the HRD; introduction to key persons; ELC Handbook and Cultural aspects; Staff Support Services: office location, PC, College email, Mentor. He reminded the new staff to complete the Mentee Report, the Induction Feedback Form and to enquire from colleagues if they had any difficulty.

The third presenter was the QA Coordinator, Ms. Salina Mascrelhas. She explained the QA concept, reiterating that quality was the responsibility of each individual Staff member. The PPT was used to ensure awareness of the College VMV, GAs, SP and OP. The link between the OP, the College SP and the VMV was highlighted. The following Policies and procedures were also explained: Staff Grievances, Staff Appraisals and Channels of Communication. New Staff were informed about resources of information such as Bylaws, QM, QSM, and the Self Awareness Folder; also the ELC Server and the College website. A short quiz was conducted for effectiveness of the presentation.

The HOS CTM, Mr. Murali Krishna was the final presenter. He informed the new Staff about the changes in curriculum for this AY to raise the standard of English Language Teaching across all the CoTs to meet the OAAA requirements. He explained the Task Types using Level 2 Writing Skill as an example. He also provided detailed information about the FP Assessment System.

There was a Question/Answer session and a survey conducted for level of satisfaction.

All 6 new Staff appreciated the Induction and opined that it was very informative. Level of satisfaction was 5 on a 5-point scale

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تقنية صلالة" تحتفل اليوم بتخريج 685 طالبا وطالبة Featured

احتفلت الكلية بصلالة بتخريج فوج جديد من طلبتها تحت رعاية سعادة الشيخ عبدالله بن مستهيل شماس محافظ جنوب الشرقية وبحضور سعادة الدكتورة منى بنت سالم الجردانية وكيلة وزارة القوى العاملة للتعليم التقني والتدريب المهني وعدد من المسؤولين بالقطاع العام والخاص وأعضاء الهيئتين الإدارية والأكاديمية بالكلية وأولياء أمور الطلبة.

وبلغ عدد خريجي الكلية لهذا العام (685) خريجًا وخريجة موزعين على مستويات البكالوريوس، والدبلوم التقني المتقدم والدبلوم التقني في تخصصات الهندسة وتقنية المعلومات والدراسات التجارية، حيث بلغ عدد الخريجين في مستوى الدبلوم التقني (264) خريجا و(115) خريجة، وفي مستوى الدبلوم التقني المتقدم (45) خريجا و(37) خريجة، بينما في مستوى البكالوريوس بلغ (115) خريجا و(109) خريجة.

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Salalah Methanol Company Visit Featured

Students of Information Technology Department – Database Section, visited Salalah Methanol Company on 24/10/2017 which was arranged through the On the Job Training Department and Industrial Link Committee. Mr. Abdullah Al Bahdoor, Brand Manager of SMC welcomed the students and explained about an overview of the company. MS Asma Al Fadah, Senior Applications Developer explained about the importance of database in a company and showed us how scorecards and dashboards reports are generated. The students found the visit very useful.

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