The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategies and policies of the College and following up on their implementation.

Membership

The College has a Board of Trustees formed by a Ministerial Decision. It is chaired by the Minister and comprises the membership of: (Article 3)

  1. HE. Dr. Mona Salem Al Jardani , Under Secretary for Technical Education and Vocational Training. (vice-president)
  2. Mr. Mushtaq Musa Al Loatie – Counselor , Council and committees of Supreme Council for Planning
  3. Mr. Mudrek Fadil Al Moussawi - Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the Ministry of Trade and Industry
  4. Mr. Sultan Mohamed Al Mahrouqi - Director General, Administrative and Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  5. Mr. Abdul Adheem Abbas Al Bahrani - Director General of the Chamber of Commerce of the Sultanate of Oman (OCCI)
  6. Mrs. Lara Ghassan Obidat - Assistant Director General for Programs and Quality Assurance at the Directorate General for Private Universities and Colleges , Ministry of Higher Education
  7. Sheikh Fahmi Saeed Al Hinai - Vice Chairman, Poly Products Inc. Polycarbonate (Raha), Representative of Industrial sector
  8. Mr. Hussein Bin Jawad bin Abdel-Rasoul - Chairman of Towell Group, Representative of Industrial sector
  9. Dr. Abdulkarim bin Sultan Al Mughairi, Dean, Oman Tourism College (OTC), Representative of Industrial sector
  10. Engr. Ahmed bin Hamad Al Subhi, CEO of ACWA Power , Barka, Representative of Industrial sector.
  11. Director General , Directorate General for Planning and Development
  12. Director General , Directorate General of Technical Education
  13. Dean, Higher College of Technology
  14. Dean, Nizwa College of Technology
  15. Dr. Mymoona Abdullah Al Rawahi – Training Expert , Undersecretary for Technical Education and Vocational Training Office - Secretary, Board of Trustees , Rapporteur of the Committee

The Board is authorized to seek the assistance of any specialists or experts and invite them to its meetings without granting them the right to vote.

The Board of Trustees meets at least four times a year, or as deemed necessary upon invitation from the Chairman. Its meetings are legal if attended by a majority of its members. The decisions are valid if supported by a majority of votes. In case of a tied vote, the chairman’s side will cast a vote.

Responsibilities

The Board is responsible for setting up the strategies and policies of the colleges and following up upon implementation particularly: (Article 4)

  1. Approving the colleges’ educational system and specifying their levels of study, educational and training curricula, as well as certificates and academic degrees awarded, in collaboration with the concerned bodies.
  2. Endorsing the colleges’ policies and criteria on admission.
  3. Endorsing the colleges’ internal technical, financial and administrative bylaws necessary for the running of the colleges in a way that facilitates their development.
  4. Endorsing setting up sections, combining or closing departments, and approving their programs and action plans.
  5. Endorsing the appointment policy for college deans, their assistants, members of the academic and support staff.
  6. Discussing periodical reports on college activities and making the appropriate decisions regarding them.
  7. Promoting academic research at the colleges in collaboration with public and private sector organizations, and approving the mechanism of cooperation and coordination.
  8. Encouraging academic cooperation between the colleges and similar institutions of higher education.
  9. Looking into any other tasks required for the modernization and development of the colleges’ educational and training programs.

Board Secretary

The Board of Trustees has a full-time secretary and reporter for its agenda. He/she has the following responsibilities: (Article 5)

  1. Preparing the meetings' agenda and sending it to the Board members, preparing the minutes, and following up the implementation of decisions and recommendations.
  2. Supervising all administrative and technical assignments of the Board.
  3. Supervising the preparation of reports and research, and seeking the assistance of specialists and experts when necessary.
  4. Following up the implementation of the Board's decisions, and preparing detailed reports on the implementation progress.
  5. Any other tasks assigned by the Board