The Ministry of Education signed a financing agreement with British Petroleum (BP) Oman on Sunday to help digitalise Oman’s school curriculum. Over 600,000 students and 55,000 teachers from Grade 1 to 12 will benefit from the initiative over the next five years.
‘Today (Sunday) we signed an agreement with Ministry of Education to digitalise the sultanate’s educational curriculum. This is our gift to the nation as Oman celebrates its 50th National Day,’ the company stated.
A specialised Omani company will work to create interactive content, including smart apps, multimedia and virtual reality.
The project will ensure schools have the needed infrastructure to support future distance learning requirements. It is aligned with Oman Vision 2040 to provide inclusive education, the company further said in a video message.
‘We are partnering with Oman towards a sustainable future by investing in the country’s society and economy. We are pleased to support the development of education in Oman – a crucial pillar of the country’s future ambitions.’
Since its launch in 2014, BP Oman’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) has helped around 33,000 people from across the country with over 70 initiatives.
SIP aims to support the sultanate’s national priorities in the development of Omani people, economic diversification and job creation. It delivers projects under three main themes – enterprise development, education and energy sustainability.