‘Private school complements education of public schools’

Oman Saturday 10/June/2023 17:28 PM
By: Times News Service
‘Private school complements education of public schools’

Muscat: The Ministry of Education, represented by the Directorate-General of Private Schools, organised a meeting with those concerned in the departments of private schools in the educational directorates of the governorates.

The meeting targeted 60 directors of private school departments and heads of departments in the Directorates-General of education in the governorates.

The meeting was held under the auspices of Dr. Abdullah bin Khamis Ambosaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, the Petroleum Development Oman Company, the Ministry’s Legal Department, and a number of the Directorate’s employees, at the Training and Emergency Centre in the Civil Aviation Authority building.

The meeting began with a recitation of two poems, the first was titled “Falak al-Mahaba” by the poet Salim Al-Kalbani, and the second was titled “Cradle and Glory” by the poet Yahya Al-Hasani. The two poems were recited by student Mansour bin Nasser Al-Husseini, a sixth grader at Sheikh Hamdan Al-Yousifi School (5-6) in Seeb, followed by a welcome panel entitled “Welcome, Hala,” and was presented by the students of Al-Mouj Private School in Seeb.

Dr. Abdullah bin Khamis Ambosaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, said: “Private school education is complementary to public school education, and the School Education Law emphasised the role and importance of private schools, which are an important gain and support for the role of the Directorate-General of Private Schools in organising the private school education sector. We hope from this meeting to enhance the status of private schools and the roles they play, and there is no doubt that there is continuous support from the Ministry for private schools, in accordance with the laws and regulations in force for private schools.”

Dr. Khadija Al Salami, Acting Director-General of Private Schools, delivered a speech in which she said: “This forum comes within the framework of the continuous efforts of the Ministry of Education represented by the Directorate-General of Private Schools, and its constant interest in improving work in the private school education sector, and its keenness to develop human resources in supervising these schools, and following up their work progress as a basic pillar aimed at increasing knowledge, skills and capabilities, and exchanging experiences in order to raise the level of performance and productive efficiency to the maximum extent possible, and achieve the desired aspirations. All of which is reflected in the development of the educational process and the quality of services provided by the private school education sector, in line with Oman Vision 2040 in empowering human capabilities to compete locally and globally, and to promote an educational system characterised by high quality and community partnership to be an effective national system for scientific research, creativity and innovation.”

The meeting included the presentation of four papers where the first paper was titled “Presentation of a Lean Methodology” and was presented by Saria Al Hashimi, Continuous Improvement Trainer at PDO.
The second paper was titled “Invest Easy” and was presented by Abdullah Al Kalbani, Head of the Business Development and Consulting Department, Department of Commercial Affairs and E-Commerce at the Directorate-General of Commerce at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion. Jassim Al Belushi, Director of the Legal Department at the Ministry of Education, presented the third paper entitled “School Violations and Legal Actions Against Them” whereas the fourth paper was titled “Directorate-General of Private Schools,” and was presented by Mahmoud Al-Husseini, Assistant Director-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Directorate-General of Private Schools.

In between the presentation of the papers, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education honoured the presenters of the papers, followed by the Acting Director General of Private Schools presenting a gift to the Undersecretary of Education. At the end of the meeting, the Acting Director General of Private Schools honoured the participants