Ibri, The Ministry of Education today celebrated handing over the His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said’s Cup for School Hygiene for the school year 2016/2017. The celebration was held under the auspices of Mohammed bin Suayed al- Kalbani, Minister of Social Development in the presence of Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed al- Shibaniyah, Minister of Education and Sheikh Saif bin Himyar al- Shihhi, Governor of A’Dhahirah.

Mohammed bin Hamdan al- Toobi, Advisor of the Ministry of Education delivered a speech where he pointed out that the education system of the Sultanate is witnessing constant upgrading to keep pace with the developments of this field on the world level. To this end, a new competition will be created starting from next year called ‘ Sultan Qaboos Award for Sustainable Development in School Environment’.

The award aims at building integrated personalities among students and providing them with the skills needed to handle contemporary issues. The award aims at encouraging students to leverage their energies and capabilities to serve the education, sustainable development and volunteering issues.

At the end of the event, the chief guest honored winners of the top places. The Governorate of A’Dhahirah came first and the Governorate of North Al Batinah came second. The Governorates of A’Dakhiliyah and Al Buraimi shared the third place.

Source: Oman News Agency