Ministry cautions against improper use of academic titles

Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation has issued a notice regarding the use of scientific titles or academic degrees by those who have obtained honorary certificates from institutions, reports Times News Service.

The ministry said in a statement: “It has been noticed that some people use the form of academic titles or academic degrees, based on their obtaining honorary certificates issued by some institutions of higher education.

“The ministry, represented by the Qualifications Equivalency and Recognition Department, would like to note that the honorary certificates at various educational levels, issued by all higher education institutions around the world, are certificates granted as recognition of a person’s practical experiences or as an appreciation for large and effective contributions in scientific, practical or social fields. Consequently, it is not equivalent to any academic qualification nor does it grant its holder any degree or academic title in any field.”
Full report on the Times of Oman site