MUSCAT: The Bureau of the State Council on Wednesday held its ninth meeting, chaired by Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council in the presence of the Bureau members, the Secretary-General of the Council and the Secretariat staff.
The Chairman of the Council congratulated His Majesty Sultan Qaboos on the advent of the holy month of Ramadhan and prayed to the Almighty to perpetuate blessings on His Majesty.
The Council Bureau deeply valued His Majesty’s approval of the philosophy of education of the Sultanate as a reference for development of educational policies.
Further on, the Bureau discussed proposals submitted by the Committee of Culture, Information and Tourism, the Education and Research Committee and the Legal Committee.
During the meeting, the Bureau hosted, Dr Ahmed bin Ali al Meshaqi, the head of the Culture, Information and Tourism Committee of the State Council and Mohammed bin Hamad al Masrouri, Rapporteur of the Committee to discuss the committee’s proposal pertaining to the study on the reality of public and private libraries and their role in community.
The discussions of the committee concentrated on the role of the community with respect to civil and private libraries, its future prospects and challenges involved. It has also touched on the legislative and regulatory aspects connected to the study.
The report will be presented at the next Regular Session to take into account the views of the members of the Council.
The Council’s Bureau discussed the proposal to study “Enhancing the role of education in supporting the knowledge economy” presented by the Education and Research Committee. In addition, it discussed the proposal presented by the Legal Committee of the Council, titled “Language Policy in the Sultanate: Its Reality, Challenges and Mechanisms for Development and Activation”.
In the context of its evaluation of the ninth session of the second annual session of the sixth period, the Bureau praised the study of the Social Committee on the development of policies to promote health “non-communicable diseases” approved by the Council at its meeting yesterday.