The Honourable Lady, Spouse of His Majesty the Sultan, paid tribute to educators on Teachers’ Day, celebrated on February 24, thanking them for imparting knowledge and driving the nation towards advancement and progress.
In a message, she said, “Gratitude for imparting knowledge, which for scholars is the ultimate goal and the path to nations’ edification, advancement and progress. We are delighted on this day, Teachers’ Day, as we relish abundant bounties in our country, to offer our most heartfelt greetings, sincere wishes and blessings to all knowledge bearers who exert efforts and impart knowledge, ardently and resourcefully to our children.
“You have eradicated ignorance, illuminated minds and elevated the value of all, who stand in ovation to your virtuous, praiseworthy contributions to our dear homeland. Wish you a Happy Teachers’ Day and happy returns of this day, which we wish finds you adorned in robes of dignity and veneration.”
On the occasion, Dr Madiha bint Ahmed al Shaibaniah, Minister of Education, said, “Education in the sultanate enjoys great importance and diligent follow-up by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik. Consequently, the Supreme Committee in charge of tackling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sultanate made the decision to apply a blended learning curriculum with focus on distance education.”
In a statement, the Ministry of Education said it greatly values the generous gesture of the Honourable Lady, Spouse of His Majesty the Sultan. ‘All teachers of the sultanate are honoured by the gratitude and appreciation of His Majesty the Sultan and the Honourable Lady. His Majesty the Sultan’s attention towards education is unceasing. The constant care, follow ups and generous support motivate all workers in the educational sector to do their best to impart knowledge, share experiences and improve educational methods to serve the sultanate.’
The statement also referred to the generous support the school education sector in the sultanate enjoys from the government of His Majesty the Sultan. It said the confidence reposed in the sector inspires all educators to move forward, determined to build the country further, consolidate its gains and renew efforts to achieve the goals of Oman Vision 2040.
“The next stage requires teachers to continue the educational process with efficiency and competence. We need to consolidate the progress we have made, build on it by multiplying efforts to improve educational practices and devise advanced methods of self-learning for students,” Dr Madiha added.
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