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Education, economy ministries focus on strategic policies

16 Jun 2021

The Ministry of Education (MoE) affirmed its preparedness to put into action the Royal Directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik on upgrading technical and vocational education in the post-basic education stage.

The ministry on Wednesday said it valued the Royal Directives which reflect His Majesty the Sultan’s personal attention to improve the quality of education at all levels and harmonise its outcomes with labour market needs.

Hailing the Royal Directives on employment of Omani jobseekers, the Ministry of Economy released a statement on proposed policies and procedures to achieve the strategic objectives of labour market.

 

Steps that need to be taken

 Adopting clear labour policies that focus on productivity and efficiency. Attract talents through lucrative benefits, flexible employment terms and through policies on ease of doing business that enable knowledge transfer to Omanis

 In partnership with the private sector create training and employment programmes that are aligned with international best practices and meet the current and future needs of this vital sector, especially in technology-intensive industries 

 Developing legislation that protect worker’ rights, narrow the wage gap between the government and private sectors, promote a performance based culture through incentives and ensure a robust social and health protection systems

Launch more on-the-job training and self-employment programmes, and support entrepreneurship and innovative initiatives. Develop a mechanism for increased coordination between small and large enterprises to ensure SMEs participation in the chain

 

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