(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) At least 2,009 graduates from the Colleges of Applied Sciences (CAS) have registered in the CAS graduate survey system, which is aimed at improving the quality of programmes offered at the colleges.Dr Sharifa Ali al Qasmi, chairperson of the survey project at the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), said, ''The number of graduates who have registered in the CAS graduate survey system have reached 2,009 representing 60 per cent of the targeted 3,322 graduates."The project is important for developing and finding a future vision for progressing the education system in those specialisations offered at CAS. The survey will also provide information about the capacity of the job market to absorb CAS graduates.''The project was officially launched on May 22 and graduates of the first three batches of CAS participated by filling the e-forms available at www.ogss.gov.om. The survey has been extended beyond its deadline set for August.The survey includes questions covering the period of a student's study, the stage between him leaving the college and getting a stable employment, and the stage of the job itself.For spreading awareness and encouraging graduates to take the survey, a team from the MoHE held a promotional campaign titled I am a graduate', and distributed flyers at commercial complexes.Other methods of promotion included publishing articles and putting up links on websites frequented by graduates, including those of the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Civil Service and other service ministries.MoHE had conducted a similar survey in 2011 for graduates of private institutions, for which it received good feedback.