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Bank Muscat to co host E and Y Student Excellence Award ceremony on 21 April

MUSCAT, 19 April 2015 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, as part of its commitment to the country's youth and initiatives aimed at sustaining the country's progress and development, is co-hosting Ernst & Young's Student Excellence Awards evening, under the auspices of H.E. Yahya bin Said Abdullah Al Jabri, Chairman of the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm, on 21 April 2015.

As the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, Bank Muscat leads by example and the support to E&Y Student Excellence Awards stems from its commitment to the country's future generations. Bank Muscat has adopted a series of measures in line with the Royal directive of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to develop the potential of youth in the progressive march of the nation. The bank remains committed to shouldering its developmental and social responsibilities within the framework of co-operation and co-ordination with all segments of society, especially youth who represent the country's future.

The E&Y Student Excellence Awards are a recognition of high achievers in the fields of Accounting, Finance and IT. The awards programme is a challenge for youth to excel by competing with the best and the brightest students from universities and colleges in Oman.

Corporates are keen to develop their leadership pool from among young Omanis, hence the awards showcase winners for a rewarding career. The awards are an investment to build human capacity and create academic and career growth opportunities for bright Omani youth.

Oman is witnessing a qualitative shift in national workforce and relevant educational qualifications are key to achieving this objective. Corporates and businesses can provide a sense of direction and help generate confidence among emerging talents by paying attention to education and training needs of deserving high achievers.

Bank Muscat seizes every opportunity to contribute to Oman's future by investing in talent which is the real wealth of the nation. The bank has launched various initiatives to facilitate higher education and training opportunities for Omani youth.