Teaching and non-teaching staff in all governorates of the Sultanate of Oman will return to schools on Sunday to prepare for resuming classes in the new academic year on September 4.
For students, it will also mark the resumption of a normal opening for an academic year that was badly impacted due to precautionary measures imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19.
A total number of 57,033 teachers including 17,396 men ((30.5 per cent) and 39,637 women (69.5 per cent) will return to the work, apart from 10,834 technicians and administrators.
Meanwhile, the Director-General 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-general, both institutions and parents have been demanding for expansion of the humanities curriculum.
On teaching of the French and German languages, he said it has not yet been expanded in all governorates of the Sultanate of Oman, but only certain in specific schools. “There are agreements with the Omani-French Institute and the German GuTech Institute for teaching these languages.
The Ministry of Education has received three of the five approved school buildings in Liwa, which will become functional 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.