IT Open Day ITEX 2017 was held on 30th April 2017 which was a part of the NCT Open Day as a whole. ITEX 2017 was an activity of the Department, with active participation of IT Club guided by Ms. Suad Al Riyami. The IT Club students participated very actively and helped in many aspects.
Apart from exhibits, this year, the department decided to have IT Skills competitions for students that were also participated by other colleges. The preparations began from Semester 2 with department level meetings and college level discussions. The invitations were sent to 15 colleges well on time and the registrations began thereafter. Colleges like University of Nizwa, Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Ibri College of Technology, Ibri College of Applied Sciences, Ibra College of Technology, Al Musanna College of Technology, Middle East College of Information Technology and Higher College of Technology registered. Along with Nizwa College of Technology, 99 students registered for various competitions.
As per schedule, the colleges arrived and confirmed their registration on 30th April 2017 by 9.15am. At about the same time the exhibits were declared open by Mr. Hamad Al-aufi, Asst. Dean for Admin and Financial Affairs Ismail Ahmed Nasser Al Riyami Asst. Dean for Student Affairs along with the IT department head Dr. Rolando Lontok and the Head of Sections Dr. Khalifa Zayid Khalifa Al Shaqsi HoS, Math, Ms. Alice Lontok HoS, IT and Mr. Tariq Mohammed HoS, Network and ESecurity Section. After the opening, the teams were asked to move to their respective venues for orientation of different Skills Competitions like Graphics Design, Math, Network Configuration & Troubleshooting, PC Assembly & Troubleshooting, Photography, Programming, Robotics, Web Design & Development and Student Projects.
All students participated in the competitions very actively. By noon the competitions were over and students were asked to proceed for lunch.
The closing ceremony was held in the Male Lounge. It began with the Holy Quran Recitation by Masood, continued with the closing talk by Dr. Rolando followed by prize distribution. It was indeed a day full of vigor and enjoyment for all the participants.