Wednesday, February 08, 2023 | Rajab 16, 1444 H
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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Over 57k teachers return to schools for new academic year

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Teachers, non-teaching, administrative, and technical employees in all governorates of the Sultanate will return to schools as per the ministerial decision (146/2022), which specified the date for regular vacations for faculty members and students for the school year 2021-2022.


Students return to school on September 4, which will also mark the resumption of a normal opening for an academic year that was badly impacted during the 2020-21 and 2021-23 periods due to precautionary measures imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19.


A total number of 57,033 teachers, including 17,396 male teachers ((30.5 percent) and 39,637 female teachers(69.5percent) will return to the work, apart from 10,834 technicians and administrators.


Meanwhile, the Director General of the General Directorate of Curriculum Development said that most textbooks will be available in time this year, apart from two books that are printed abroad.


He said that there have been changes in the curriculum for the 11th grade with regard to certain subjects.


According to the director of the Human Sciences Curriculum both institutions and parents have been demanding for expansion of the curriculum


With regards to the teaching of the French and German languages, he said it has been not yet expanded in all governorates of the Sultanate, but only certain in specific schools. “There are agreements with the Omani-French Institute and the German GuTech Institute for teaching these


The Ministry of Education has received three of the five approved school buildings in Liwa, which will be activated during the academic year 2022/2023 to keep pace with the expected growth in the number of students.


The Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) has ensured the availability of school materials at appropriate prices.


CPA is currently undertaking several initiatives aimed at raising consumer awareness in various fields.













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