Omani envoy commends UNISSA students
on: March 24, 2017In: National
THE Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Brunei Darussalam, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashel bin Rashed bin Hashel Al-Maskari recently honoured 15 students from the Faculty of Arabic Language, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) during a reception held at the premises of the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Brunei Darussalam.
The students were honoured for their volunteer work in helping the embassy man their booths during Brunei’s Book Fair held from February 27 – March 7.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashel bin Rashed bin Hashel Al-Maskari presented certificates of appreciation to the students.
The ambassador praised the students for their enthusiastic support and cooperation towards the embassy.
He commended the fruitful cooperation between the em-bassy and UNISSA that yielded satisfying results. Among them were the provision of four annual scholarships for Brunei students by Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, and the launching of the Oman publications corner on February 29, 2016 at UNISSA’s library.
The Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Brunei Darussalam, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashel bin Rashed bin Hashel Al-Maskari and Rector of UNISSA, Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal in a group photo with the students. – EMBASSY OF THE SULTANATE OF OMAN IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
As a token of appreciation, the ambassador also donated 108 books to UNISSA’s library, which was part of the embassy’s continuous efforts towards enriching Oman’s publication corner with latest publications written by prominent Omani scholars. Oman’s publication corner at the university’s library currently contains over 500 publications, ranging from updated publications covering Oman’s history, geography, lit-erature and culture to academic disciplines on Arabic linguistics, Islamic jurisprudence and religious doctrine.
The Rector of UNISSA, Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, expressed his gratitude to the embassy for giving UNISSA students the opportunity to do voluntary work and also expressed his appreciation for the donation of books.
Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Rector of UNISSA, Dr Haji Mohammed Hussain bin Pehin Penyurat Haji Ahmad and Dean of Faculty of Arabic Language, Dr Siti Sara binti Haji Ahmad.