Education Council meets

MUSCAT: The Education Council on Monday approved the extension of ban on issuing licences for setting up private colleges and universities by three more years in the Sultanate. The council took this decision at its first meeting of the year held under the chairmanship of Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court.
The chairman requested the executive organisations of the education system to prepare a vision document and recommendations for implementing priority projects for approval by the National Education Strategy 2040. The Council discussed the report prepared by the Secretariat General on the education status of people with disabilities.
It reviewed the efforts made by ministries and public organisations to provide education to this group of people. It discussed care and rehabilitation aspects and the means to promote them.
The council issued instructions for the constitution of a committee to follow up on education services and promote them in line with the requirements of future visions.
The committee will follow up on the preparation of the national plan for education of people with disabilities. The council also reviewed a report of the Ministry of Manpower on the measures taken to set up a technical college in Musandam Governorate. — ONA