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Two firms provide scholarships in Oman

Oman's ministry of higher education has signed two separated agreements with Occidental Petroleum Corp and Petrogas Rima to provide a number of internal scholarships to undergraduate students from the Sultanate, Muscat Daily has reported. Under the agreements, Occidental Petroleum is to cover the tuition fees for higher education degree programmes of 50 Omani students from underprivileged families, while Petrogas Rima will offer two scholarships per academic year for a period of ten years. The scholarships cover the tuition fees and cost of living for the students from the area where the company is located, enabling them to pursue their bachelor's degree at a private institution in Oman.