In a ceremony held yesterday morning in the Oman Air Arrivals Lounge at Muscat International Airport, Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, honoured 14 top-scoring high school students for their outstanding academic performance. The students are part of the country’s overall 2021 graduating cohort and come from a mix of private and government high schools across Oman and varied academic specializations. This year’s overall success rate among high school students was exceptionally high and reflects the excellent teaching standards in place throughout the country, empowering pupils to excel.
On hand to personally hand out certificates and complimentary air tickets in the presence of proud parents was Oman Air Chief Operating Officer, Captain Nasser Al Salmi, accompanied by Oman Air Senior Vice-President People Department, Hilal Al Siyabi, and several senior members from the airline. In his congratulatory message to students, Captain Al Salmi remarked on the significance of the achievement during a time of difficulty. “Your achievements are all the more commendable considering the challenging circumstances of COVID-19 and the added pressure it places on learning. We recognize your hard work, celebrate your dedication, and encourage you to keep chasing your dreams.”
Graduating student Zamzam Al Jabri from Maqniyat Primary School said, “I am happy and honoured to be recognized by Oman Air alongside other students. It was an exceptional year—we worked hard and did our best.” Graduating student Maiya Hamed Al Rawahi from Al Sahwa School summed up the ceremony stating, “This initiative taken by Oman Air to recognize the accomplishments of top students in Oman is highly appreciated.”
Supporting Omani students is a role Oman Air has undertaken for many years and one that the airline continues to uphold. It offers student discounts on selected destinations and a more generous extra baggage allowance for their travels. While not all students pursue a career in aviation, Oman Air has welcomed many Omani university graduates into the airline over the years where they continue to enjoy thriving careers to this day.