The Polytechnic recruited 22 new high qualified academic staff members for all faculties to enable the Polytechnic in achieving its strategic objectives.
The Polytechnic has been granted the highest level of assurance (5) for its finance system by an external audit firm and achieved a higher revenue of 15%. Further, it has centralised its purchasing database.
Digitised 40 operations and services related to teaching and learning to ensure high quality of provisions and move online smoothly including Registry, Finance, Student Services and HR.
The Polytechnic published 112 press releases and appeared in the official media of Bahrain 383 days, including 15 live interviews on Bahrain TV and 60 videos promoting #OurHeroes campaign. The media’s appearance covered the Polytechnic success stories in moving online and inspired other institutions during this challenging time by sharing what works. The Polytechnic was on the media almost daily during 2020, reaching Bahrain community and the GCC.
Invigilated virtually the entry tests for around 4000 applicants ensuring quality processes for admitting students.
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Bahrain Polytechnic 430 courses have been adjusted to be offered online effectively. Training activities of 645 hours were undertaken to build staff capacity in digital education and 6 virtual conferences and major events. The Polytechnic participated with 17 international presentations.
Developed a wide range of new programmes to expand Bahrain Polytechnic offerings to support Bahrain economy and give the students wider options including Digital Marketing, Petroleum, Foundation Vocational Streams, Bachelors Programme in Film and Animation, Bachelor of Engineering Technology Programmes and Cyber Security Programme.
Enriched the virtual learning environment through remote access to 12 virtual labs and 10 software to engage students and achieve the desired learning outcomes.
The Applied Research and Enterprise Policy has been approved by the Board of Trustees. This is a comprehensive policy and clear procedures to establish a strong foundation and culture in applied research.