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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 27/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) With the aim of providing the best information and communication technology (ICT) learning to private schools in the sultanate, Mosaic on Monday, formally launched the ICT curriculum “ MosaICT. 

The event was held at the Jungle Restaurant in Qurm in association with the directorate general of private schools in the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the department of educational programmes.

Speaking about the curriculum Dalajit Nayak, general manager, Mosaic said, ''This is the first time that Oman is getting a full ICT curriculum with a blend of international and regional education system. We have been catering to the ICT needs of schools for almost 17 years. We have the best of the syllabus from the UK and the US and now we have customised it to meet the local needs through the directorate general of private schools.

''The course developed for Oman is meant for students till grade six. We started the syllabus one year ago in 16 schools, both private and public among 5,000 students and found that the results were outstanding. Today, we are launching the curriculum officially.''

The curriculum was officially launched by H E Dr Hamoud bin Khalfan al Harthy, Undersecretary for education and curriculum in MoE.

Books with practical guides and tests were also launched as part of the curriculum. These books contain templates and worksheets for teachers as well.

Books for grade seven and eight will be launched by September this year.


 


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