Welcoming speech of the Cultural Attaché Office
Reading is the central core of knowledge which develops and enlightens the human being’s way to attain happiness. As the provider of reading, education flows like pure water coming out from the springs of life experiences to stimulate the human’s mind through academic knowledge, whereby the one goes out of his house in a journey to seek knowledge in all parts of the world.
In view of this, the Sultanate of Oman was keen on opening the door of education and research to its students abroad and made it possible for them to meet their academic objectives. In addition to the important role played by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through its embassies abroad, Cultural Attaché Offices under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education were established in different countries including Malaysia which hosted the Cultural Attaché Office in 2011.
The main task of the Cultural Attaché Office in Kuala Lumper is to do the best, within our capacity, to serve all Omani students coming to study in Malaysia through providing them with all kinds of support and assistance such as to overcome any issues or challenges that they may face in their studies. Another important task is to create cooperative relations with Malaysian educational and cultural institutions.
Indeed, studying abroad is a learning journey through which the one get knowledge and life experiences through culture, customs, and traditions of the host country. Hence, as an Omani students, you should be able to make the most out of the wonderful opportunity you have in hands, not only to obtain an academic certificate to get a job; but also to study and explore the new lifestyle of a different country through gasping the best of its knowledge, visiting its milestones, and interacting with its people and benefiting from their innovations.
It is very important for those who wish to study in Malaysia to explore the student’s guide available on the website, find out about the laws and organizational rules with regard to foreign missions, such as scholarship and financial assistance act, electronic transactions act, anti-fraud act, accredited non-Omani educational institutions and qualification status of the certificates that they offer, and regulation concerning students’ clubs and associations outside Oman.
In conclusion, students are required to enhance their creativity through further reading, exploration, and participation in cultural and social activities at convenient times in line with the academic requirements in order to develop their talents and represent Oman, as they are its true representatives in the field of science and knowledge.
Wishing you all the best in your studies and every success in your future.
Cultural Attaché Office