State Council panel discusses role of education in promoting theatre

MUSCAT: The Committee of Culture, Information and Tourism of the State Council hosted Dr Hamoud bin Khalfan al Harthy, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Curriculum, and ministry officials as part of the committee’s study on the role of Omani drama in society.
The committee meeting, headed by Dr Ahmed Ali Mohammed al Mashikhi, was held in the presence of the panel members and Secretariat staff on Sunday.
The committee analysed the role of Omani drama in society, the difficulties it faces, appropriate solutions and the role of government and private institutions, especially educational, in supporting and supplying the theatre with technical cadres specialised in drama and dramatic production, and ways to revitalise the theatre movement and maximise its return.
The committee also discussed with the officials of the Ministry of Education topics related to the role of the ministry in promoting the school theatre as an educational, recreational and cultural activity.