Muscat, The State Council Office discussed today the proposal that the Education and Research Committee would like to consider in its study on the “Development of the on-the-job (teaching) Training” at its tenth meeting of the third annual sitting of the sixth term under the chair of Dr. Yahya bin Mahfoudh al- Manthri, Chairman of the State Council.

In this respect, the Office hosted the honorable Dr. Abdullah bin Mubarak al- Shanfari to discuss with him the proposal aimed at diagnosing the current reality related to the role of teaching in giving the learner the practical skills necessary for him to enter the labor market and formulating a clearer vision for linking theoretical teaching with practical aspects, to ensure the achievement of teaching ultimate mission.

The Office decided to forward the proposal to the plenary session of the council after incorporating the comments made by the members of the Office.

The Office also hosted the honorable Dr. Raya bint Salim al- Mantheriya to discuss with her the proposal of “Language Policy in the Sultanate, its reality, challenges and mechanisms to develop and activate it. “Dr. Raya bint Salim al- Mantheriya explained that one of the objectives of the proposal is to diagnose the reality of the use of the Arabic language in the Sultanate and highlight its challenges and effects, in addition to proposing a law or an official document for the protection of the Arabic language, as well as putting the appropriate proposals to highlight the position of the Arabic Language and its uses in various institutions. The Office decided to forward the proposal to the plenary session of the Council, after including the observations made by the members of the Office.

The Office also discussed the proposal by the Education and Research Committee on the study “Enhancing the Role of Education in Supporting the Knowledge �based Economy”.

The Office of the Council reviewed the proposal submitted by the Committee on Culture, Media and Tourism on “Handicrafts: Heritage and Horizons”, and made remarks about it.

The Office also reviewed the proposal submitted by the honorable Dr. Ismail bin Saleh al-Aghbari and the honorable Mohammed bin Ahmed al-Rowas on “The Participation of the Council in the Seminars and Publications of Salalah Khareef Festival”.

The Office also reviewed the report submitted by the honorable (Eng.) Nashaa bint Saud al- Kharousiya on her participation in the work of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The Office also reviewed the recommendations of Oman Environmental Forum (Second Session – 2018) and the recommendations of al Roya Economic Forum (Seventh Session – 2018), in addition to reviewing a number of works by researchers from the Assistant Secretariat General for Information and Research, and the follow-up report of the activities of the Committees during the period between the previous Office meeting and this meeting.

The Office set the agenda items for the 10th regular session of the third annual sitting of the sixth term to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday June 26th and 27th, as well as the evaluation of the eighth and ninth ordinary sessions of the current sitting held on May 3rd and 15th.

Source: Oman News Agency