Education and Research Committee discusses with the MoE, “The status and future of teachers in the Sultanate”
07 Jul 2020
Today, the Education and Research Committee of the State Council hosted
HE.Dr. Hamood bin Khalfan Al-Harthi, Undersecretary of Education and Curriculum of the Ministry of Education(MoE)and a number of officials at the Ministry, as part of its study on “The status and future of teachers in the Sultanate”.
The fifteenth meeting of the first annual session of the seventh term, headed by
by Hon.Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Sulaiman al Toobi, Committee Head was held in the presence of the honorable committee members and the Secretariat staff employees with the Undersecretary for Education and Curriculum at MoE and Ministry officials.
The committee discussed with the Undersecretary of MoE and ministry officials the legislations related to selection, qualification, appointment, promotions and acceptance ratios for college admissions. The committee also discussed on-the-job training programs and plans for the teachers, ethics and values of the teaching profession, and laws regulating it, in addition to informing about education policies and strategies.
The delegation of the Ministry included
Dr. Sanaa Bint Sabeel Al Balushi, Director General of the Specialized Institute for Vocational for Teachers, Hamad bin Ali Al Sarhani, Director General of the General Directorate of Administrative Affairs and Dr. Muhammad bin Khamis Al Qutati, Deputy Head of the Minister's Office for Technical Affairs.
It is worth noting that the Education Committee’s study on “The status and future of teachers in the Sultanate” aims to study the mechanisms for selecting, preparing, training, operating and motivating the teacher and proposing ways to develop them, reviewing the current legislation and laws regulating the education profession, and proposing new legislations that guarantee upgrading the education profession and the social status of the teacher.
It also aims to examine the challenges facing the teaching profession, propose ways to overcome it and set a time frame for its implementation, in addition to coming up with recommendations and results in support of efforts aimed at developing the educational process through upgrading the level of performance of its most important component, the teacher.
At the end of its meeting, the committee briefed on the new issues listed on its agenda, and took appropriate decisions regarding them.