The Ministry of Education has signed an agreement with the Cambridge University Press in the United Kingdom to develop science and mathematics curricula.
The agreement was signed by HE Dr Hamoud Bin Khalfan Al Harthy, Undersecretary at Education and Curriculum, and by Peter Phillips, executive director of Cambridge University Press.
The agreement comes as part of the Ministry of Education’s endeavour to develop the human resources and the facilities of the education system. The agreement includes the preparation of the modern school curriculum in science and mathematics using the global chains that accompany the scientific and technical development, as well as the training of teachers, supervisors and specialists.
The pedagogy and curricula to inculcate the students with the latest scientific knowledge and practical skills to enable them to be innovative and creative would be enhanced by the agreement.
The new curricula would also help students to compete in various forums and international competitions, and equip them to enter the local and international labour market.
Al Harthy said: “This agreement is signed between the Ministry of Education and Cambridge University Press to develop science and mathematics curricula and books using the international chains of Cambridge University for the development of science and mathematics in schools in the Sultanate.
The first phase will begin in September this year to include grades 1 to 4 and then from 5 to 8 and later will be applied to the higher grades.
He said that the terms of the agreement included the technical aspect of creating e-books, the development of the evaluation associated with these curricula, and teachers’ training.
An integrated system would be developed, including content, teaching methods, training and evaluation, Al Harthy said.
Oman News Agency