Teachers welcome inaugural Omani Teacher’s Day 

  • Date: 21-Feb-2024
  • Source: Muscat Daily
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:Oman
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Teachers welcome inaugural Omani Teacher’s Day 

Educational experts have lauded the decision, describing it as a commendable gesture that underscores the nation's commitment to valuing educators and administrative staff engaged in the educational sector.Muscat – In a landmark move, 2023 saw the establishment of Omani Teacher’s Day on February 24, with February 25 declared a holiday this year for all educational institutions in Oman, including public and private schools. 

This initiative via His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s Royal Directive is acknowledgment and appreciation of the indispensable contributions of teachers to society.

Educational experts have lauded this decision, describing it as a commendable gesture that underscores the nation’s commitment to valuing educators and administrative staff engaged in the educational sector. They believe such recognition will have a significant and positive impact on the educational landscape of the sultanate. 

Dr Ali Said al Matari, a mathematics teacher at A’Sharqiyah University, said, “This recognition not only motivates educators to enhance their performance but also elevates their sense of belonging within the community.” 

Dr Ali Said al Matari

According to Matari, the official holiday for teachers reflects the critical role they play in nurturing future generations and can inspire young individuals to consider careers in education.

The consequences of this initiative extend beyond motivation and