Education Minister Receives APCEIU Director

Muscat, Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed al-Shibaniyah,

Minister of Education received in her office today Dr. Chung Utak,

Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for Understanding

(APCEIU) at the UNESCO.

The meeting reviewed aspects of the joint cooperation between the

ministry and the APCEIU in promoting the concept of global citizenship

and achieving the seventh objective of UNESCO, which aims at

enhancing global citizenship and sustainable development.

The meeting also reviewed challenges facing citizenship in light of

technological developments.

On his turn, the guest explained that the Sultanate is the first Arab

country to cooperate with the Center in promoting values of global

citizenship, expressing his admiration on the role played by the Ministry

of Education in terms of promoting the concept of citizenship,

introducing principles of citizenship in the curricula in addition to a

special department concerns with citizenship, which reflects keenness

of the ministry in this regard.

The meeting was attended by Mohammed bin Salim al- Ya’qoobi,

Secretary of Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and

Science, Nadhira bint Ahmed al- Harthy, Director of Citizenship

Department and Yasriah al-Harthy, Assistant Director of Public

Relations and Media Department at the Oman National Commission for

Education, Culture and Science.

Source: Oman News Agency

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