Oman: Indian schools to fully reopen after safety evaluation

Oman: Indian schools to fully reopen after safety evaluation

Dr. Sivakumar Manickam, newly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Indian Schools in Oman, said that the Covid-19 has taught educators that learning techniques need to be modernised.

Indian schools in Oman will only move towards full reopening after all factors concerning student and teacher safety have been looked at in collaboration with those involved in their operations.

Dr Sivakumar Manickam, who was recently elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Indian Schools in the Sultanate of Oman, added that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught educators that learning techniques for school students need to be modernised where necessary.

“The board will develop an equitable school reopening strategy that will include the entire stakeholder framework of our schools to establish a safe environment for teachers and students that will bring in trust and confidence,” said Manickam, who is currently the Head of e-Learning at Oman Dental College, a position he took up in September 2010.

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He was previously employed as the Head of the senior section Physics Department at Indian School Muscat, where he first joined as a physics teacher. He retained a key interest in developing quality education at ISM even after leaving his teaching post, having served as a member of the school management committee, and the academic advisory council of the Board of Directors of Indian Schools.

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