Muscat: French School of Muscat (Lycee Francais de Mascate) officially inaugurated its new campus on Tuesday in the presence of Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Financial and Administrative Affairs, Dr. Mustafa Ali Abdulatif Al Lawati and the Ambassador of France to Oman, Roland Dubertrand.
The school, located at Airport Heights near Muscat Hills, on a 10,000 square metre plot gifted by the Government of Oman, is part of a global network of 494 schools in 136 countries across the world. The new campus is a state-of-the-art building, designed and constructed to meet the needs of all stakeholders, students, teachers, staff and parents.
The new school was designed by a local SME firm (23 Degrees North) and built by Sam Engineering. It has all the facilities to help students have a better experience at school, science laboratories, art rooms, library, common facilities, a 25-metre long swimming pool, a student’s cafeteria and a multi-sport pitch spread over 1200 square metres.
The French School of Muscat was founded in 1979 as a very small villa, accommodating a few students. Christine Thauvin, principle of the school, thanked everyone who helped build the new campus and explained that through a strong and efficient educational system, the French School of Muscat has been increasingly attracting students from different nationalities, which makes it a very cosmopolitan school that provides its students with a high exposure to other cultures.
Also present were the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, along with Ambassadors and officials from different sectors and Jean-Paul Negrel, deputy director of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad).