SQU Council held its second meeting for the academic year 2018/2019 on Sunday, 6 January 2019 at the University Council hall. H.E. Dr. Rawya bint Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of the Ministry of Higher Education and Chairperson of the Council chaired the meeting.
The council reviewed the final report of the three year ‘Young Explorer’ Summer Program from the summer of 2015 until the summer of 2017. It is considered as one of the unique summer programs of Oman University Project that was implemented in collaboration with SQU.
The council adopted the proposal to amend the appointment list of Omanis for the academic posts at SQU. It also approved the introduction of the Master’s program in Fine Arts and Arts Teaching specializations at the College of Education.
In addition, the council adopted the proposal of changing the name of the Physical Education Department to “Physical Education and Sport Sciences” Department in order to meet the society’s need for specialists in non-teaching areas such as management of sport and recreational activities, sports training, physical preparation, sports rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises.
The Council also adopted the proposal of changing the name of the Early Childhood Education Department to Early Education Department in line with Department’s plan to introduce new specializations in early/primary education in the first cycle of basic education and in line with the department’s future objectives which are based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).