The cooperation programme is part of the efforts of the two parties in educating and deploying well-qualified teachers in government and private schools supervised by the Ministry of Education.
The programme was signed by Dr Ali bin Saud al Bimani, vice chancellor of SQU, and H E Dr Saud bin Salim al Balushi, Undersecretary for Planning and Human Resources in the Ministry of Education, on Tuesday at SQU.
Dr Bimani and H E Dr Balushi also chaired the sixth meeting of the joint committee between SQU and the Ministry of Education on Tuesday. The committee discussed several topics on the agenda of the meeting, which included a proposed mechanism for the appointment of graduates of the early education programme.
The meeting discussed strategic research and curricular activities, as well as the project of developing and standardising psychological and educational measures for Omani school students. It also considered the possibility of financing the project.
The meeting reviewed the possibility of adding teaching courses on comprehensive education in the College of Education and dealing with students with disabilities and special needs.