On Tuesday, 23 April 2019, Sultan Qaboos University organized a panel discussion on the national project entitled “The Teaching Profession in the Sultanate of Oman: Issues and Challenges” under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Said bin Hamad al-Rubaie, Secretary General of the Education Council. The aim of the event was introduce the project, its objectives, procedures and proposed research tools to the stakeholders, highlighting the status of the teaching profession in society, and discussing the phenomenon of abstention from the teaching profession.
This panel discussion came within the framework of the implementation of research procedures for the national project. Many topics were discussed in the event, which included the policies and laws of the Sultanate in recruitment of teachers, incentives and promotion for teachers in the Sultanate. The workshop dealt with the Omani national framework for the teaching profession. The nature of the teaching profession, the societal outlook and attitudes toward the profession were also discussed.
Dr. Khalaf Marhoun Al Abri, head of the research team and head of the Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation Unit at the College of Education, SQU, pointed out that the project comes within the efforts of the government to improve education in the Sultanate through qualified teachers who have positive attitudes towards the their profession.