Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Screw Ministry of Education, Bless Ministry of Higher Education

I would like to congratulate all the Thanawiya Amma students out there - especially those whom are aiming to join SQU - for the changes made by the Ministry of Higher Education on the admission grades required for joining Sultan Qaboos University programs and other External and Internal scholarships programs.

Yesterday the Ministry of Higher Education announced that they've made changes in the admission grades required for SQU programs and other programs, due to the very low marks the students got this semester. The ministry understands that the marks this semester are much lower than the first semester, and so they had to reduce the grades required for joining SQU and other programs. Before the results being out, the requirements were already set but now they're changed because of how most of the marks are messed up this semester.

I guess many of you are aware of the changes being made in the systems of the Ministry of Education in the very few past years. When the system of the ministry was changed, Sultan Qaboos University was not satisfied with the new system of the Ministry of Education and a committee from the university and another one from the ministry were assigned and held a couple of meetings at SQU to solve the matter and see how will SQU evaluate Thanawiya Amma students after the changes of the ministry's systems. SQU wasn't satisfied at all, but in the end of they day they decided how to evaluate the students achievements. Now SQU is the only governmental university in Oman, and it is not satisfied with the Ministry of Education's system. And now the Ministry of Higher Education is helping us, because the other ministry screwed us up. What else is the Ministry of Education waiting for to reconsider their freaking new systems? Both the Ministry of Higher Education and the only governmental university in the country are not satisfied with what you're doing. What else are you waiting for dear Ministry of Education?

Anyways.. Asking about the new changes? Lets take College of Engineering at SQU as an example. Previously, they required an average of B grade in Chemistry, Physics and Maths for College of Engineering. Now they require a grade of C only. But of course priority is given to those who got higher marks. Getting a C in Chemistry, Physics and Maths doesn't mean you will join SQU, but still means you have a chance to join SQU. Depends on the seats available and how many students got higher marks than yours. This is still great I suppose. They understand that the marks this semester are very bad, and within NO TIME, they announced the changes they've made! :-)... In order to check the new requirements for SQU programs, [click here]. If you want to check the new requirements for other programs, [click here].

So.. Congratulations brothers and sisters. :-) The Ministry of Education screwed us, Ministry of Higher Education is helping. Screw Ministry of Education. Bless Ministry of Higher Education. :-)

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