SCPTT cel­e­brates grad­u­a­tion of 1,883

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MUS­CAT: The Spe­cialised Cen­tre for Pro­fes­sional Train­ing of Teach­ers (SCPTT), which comes un­der the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, on Satur­day cel­e­brated the grad­u­a­tion of its first batch un­der the aus­pices of Sayyid Khalid bin Hi­lal al Bu­saidy, Min­is­ter of the Di­wan of Royal Court.

Speak­ing at the event in which 1,883 can­di­dates grad­u­ated, Al Bu­saidy said the cel­e­bra­tion comes as part of the ef­forts be­ing made by the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion with the sup­port of the Ed­u­ca­tion Council to foster care for the teach­ers who are the pil­lars of ed­u­ca­tion.

The cen­tre grooms a gen­er­a­tion of teach­ers armed with knowl­edge and skills, Al Bu­saidy said, adding that the Sul­tanate gov­ern­ment has given top pri­or­ity to teach­ers. Ex­cel­lence award for Omani teach­ers has been in­sti­tuted to hon­our ded­i­cated teach­ers in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their con­tri­bu­tions.

In her speech, Dr Madeeha bint Ahmed al Shaibaniyah, Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, con­grat­u­lated the grad­u­ates who have suc­cess­fully com­pleted the pro­gramme.

She said that the Royal di­rec­tives of His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos to set up the SCPTT and dou­bling of the bud­get al­lo­ca­tion for pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment were in line with the best in­ter­na­tional prac­tises in the ed­u­ca­tional field and have en­abled the min­istry to fa­cil­i­tate train­ing and ex­change of ex­pe­ri­ences for teach­ers. This has also helped the min­istry to give proper care for the teach­ers be­fit­ting the role they play in so­ci­ety.

The SCPTT’S pro­grammes have been de­signed in co­op­er­a­tion with world’s lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Omani cadres. The pro­grammes aim at bring­ing up ed­u­ca­tion­al­ists with high skills that en­able them to lead the en­deav­our for qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion in their schools.

These pro­grammes could be made com­pul­sory for teach­ers in fu­ture as per the decision taken by the Ed­u­ca­tion Council, the min­is­ter said.

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