Message & Goals

Vision: The Department of the General Foundation Programme (GFP) adopts the College’s vision 

Al Zahra College for Women aspires to being one of the reputable Higher Education Institutions for the education of women in the Sultanate of Oman, the region and internationally. 


To empower students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and study strategies through a competitive, high quality programme; to prepare students academically and psychologically for university education efficiently and effectively; to enhance academic staff competence by providing input about the latest developments in the field of teaching and supervision; and to actively engender student involvement with local organizations and society at large 

Objectives (Learning outcomes) 

1) To bridge the gap between the student’s General Certificate Diploma study and university education by equipping her with knowledge, skills, and the psychological edge to achieve academic excellence; 

2) To enable the student to acquire the requisite academic skills and to facilitate the educational process; 

3) To enhance the student’s mental, emotional, social, and spiritual abilities and thereby to strengthen her personality and promote scientific, as well as critical thinking faculties; 

4) To assist the student in choosing a specialization that suits her aptitude and abilities and is commensurate with job market demands; 

5) To initiate the student in her academic community, and to provide her with the necessary skills and strategies for meaningful, creative participation; 

6) To harmonize academic and non-academic experiences and to benefit from it; and 

7) To actively promote the relationship between the general foundation programme and local social organizations. 

Values The GFP adopts the College’s values 

1) Academic integrity. 

2) Professionalism and ethical conduct. 

3) Team work and cooperation. 

4) Transparency and accountability. 

5) Adherence to Islamic values. 

6) Respect for diversity.