By Badriya Al Balushi — AL MUSANAAH: April 22 – The Wilayat of Musannah launched the reading initiative in the wilayat’s schools on Thursday. The initiative was presided over by Shaikh Hamood bin Hamed al Wahshi, Wali of Musannah. The event was attended by members of the State Council, Ash’shura Council and Municipal Councils, besides schoolchildren, teachers and parents. It began with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by a welcome song for attendees.
Later, a speech was delivered by the head of the reading initiative. Well-known Omani poet Matar al Briki recited a poem. The event included an exhibition by the wilayat’s schools showcasing the important reading initiatives that motivate students to read books regularly. Awarding the participants of the initiative concluded the event. According to the Directorate-General of Education of South Al Batinah Governorate, such initiatives help students in improving academic performance and becoming better readers.