Oman, Belarus explore ways to boost ties in education sector

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Oman and Belarus are planning to establish joint education centres in Belarus and offer internships in addition to training vocational specialists. 

Establishment of the centres, organising  contests and training of in-demand specialists at Belarusian varsities were discussed during the visit of a Belarusian delegation to Oman, earlier this month, BelTA, Belarus’ news agency reported. The delegation was led by Education Minister Mikhail Zhuravkov.

The delegation met with H E Dr Rawiyah bint Saud al Busaidiyah, Minister of Higher Education, to discuss training of in-demand specialists in Belarus with English as the medium of instruction. The parties also considered the proposal of teaching Russian language to Omani students willing to earn graduate degrees in Belarus.

They discussed the possibility of organising short-term and long-term internships for Omani specialists in English. Special attention was paid to the proposal to set up a centre for Arabic language and culture at the Belarusian State University and a centre for Belarusian language and culture at an educational institution in Oman.

Besides, the parties showed interest in establishing an educational centre of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics in Oman and sending Belarusian engineering and technology teachers to work in Oman on a contractual basis. Oman’s Ministry of Manpower is willing to send vocational specialists to Belarus for training. 

During the meeting with the Oman’s Minister of Education, agreements were signed to hold contests on joint Belarusian-Omani research projects, drawing and essay writing on Belarus and Oman Through Children’s Eyes.

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