The Arabian Gulf University (AGU) President Dr Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al Ohaly has patronised the university's celebrations to the Bahraini Women's Day which was organised by the Equal Opportunities Committee at AGU in a bid to express its pride at the women's capabilities in the academic sector and their pioneer experiences in the high education sector and their roles in empowering women.
Dr Al Ohaly praised the leading role being played by the Supreme Council for Women which has largely contributed to positioning women at the forefront of the national plans and strategies, congratulating in his remarks during the event the Bahraini women in their national day which is sponsored by HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of HM the King and President of the council.
He revealed that 136 female staff members are serving at AGU, representing 42% of its total human power. And that includes 39 females playing academic roles (%39.3) at the university and 98 females occupying administrative positions. He pointed out that 96% of the females working in the administration hold either BSc or Master's degrees.
Moreover, Dr Al Ohaly underscored that AGU has been keen on offering scholarships to exceptional female staff members to study at the world's top universities in Europe and the US., such as Harvard University in the US., McGill University in Canada and Oxford University in the UK. "80% of those who were provided scholarships were women in the past five years and this confirms the women's exceptional efforts to promote and improve the academic field," he stated.
From her side, Professor and Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Affairs in AGU’s College of Medicine and Medical Science Dr. Randah Hamade projected several statics revealing the reality of women at AGU since it was established as well as the number of female employees and the positions occupied by women. Meanwhile, Dr Ghada Al Buflasa, Head of the Individuals Affairs at AGU, member of the Equal Opportunities Committee said that women in the Kingdom are occupying high positions across all fields, praising the efforts of the Supreme Council for Women.