MUSCAT, JUNE 11
The Ministry of Education signed six memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with a number of private sector institutions that support Oman Science Festival 2022, under the auspices of Dr Madeeha bint Ahmed al Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education, at the ministry’s headquarters on Thursday.
Dr Abdullah bin Khamis Ambusaidi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Education, said: “We were pleased to sign 6 memoranda of understanding with the institutions supporting Oman Science Festival, which believed in the power of the idea, its richness, its importance and its benefit not only to education and science, but also to the economy in general, and to the private sector itself, stressing that the support provided is to implement the third edition of the Oman Science Festival, which will be held in October 2022. It will contribute significantly to motivating students in schools, colleges, and universities to pay more attention to science, innovation, and creativity in general, as the festival targets all segments of society, especially school and university students, with the aim of spreading science to everyone. Today, science and technology are the engine and developer of societies.”
Dr Ambusaidi signed three MoUs, and the first agreement was with Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel). Eng Alaa Eddin bin Abdullah Beit Fadel, Commercial Chief Executive Officer, signed for the company in the presence of CEO Shaikh Talal bin Saeed al Maamari.
The second agreement was signed with Petroleum Development Oman. The agreement was signed by Eng Mohammed bin Ahmed al Gharibi, Director of External Affairs and Communications at the company, in the presence of its representative, Eng Abdul Amir bin Abdul-Hussein al Ajmi, Executive Director of Foreign Affairs and Added Value.
The third agreement was signed with Khimji Ramdas Corporation (Eshraqa Corporation). The agreement was signed by Mahmoud bin Khalifa al Saqri, General Manager of the Group’s Social Responsibility, in the presence of the company’s representative Shaikh Anil Khimji Ramdas, member of the Board of Directors of Khimji Ramdas.
Subsequently, Majid bin Saeed al Bahri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Administrative and Financial Affairs, signed three MoUs. The first was signed with the Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company Development Corporation. The agreement was signed by Eng Ismail bin Suleiman al Sawafi, Director-General of Social Responsibility and Public Relations, in the presence of its representative, Dr Amer bin Nasser al Mataani, CEO of the Corporation.
The second agreement was signed with Bank Sohar. The agreement was signed by Abdul Wahed bin Muhammad al Murshidi, head of the Islamic banking group at the bank, and in the presence of the bank’s representative, Ahmed bin Jaafar al Musalmi, CEO of Bank Sohar.
The third agreement was signed with both Oman Shell Development Company and Shell Marketing Company. The agreement was signed by Barir al Lawati, Director of External Affairs from Shell Marketing, and Guy Dekort from Shell Development Company, in the presence of company representative Saeed al Rawahi, Director of Government Relations from Shell Development.