Oman announces public holiday for schools on February 25th

Asma Ahmed - | Arab News

On Sunday, February 25, all schools in the Sultanate of Oman, whether public or private, will be closed as a mark of respect for teachers.

The Sultanate of Oman will annually designate February 24 as Omani Teacher's Day, a day dedicated to honoring educators across the country. In recognition of their significant contributions, both public and private educational institutions will observe an official holiday on the nearest Sunday, which this year falls on February 25. This decision aims to acknowledge the immense efforts and sacrifices made by teachers and provide them with a well-deserved respite.

As a result of this holiday, students across Oman will enjoy an extended three-day weekend, as the country typically observes Friday and Saturday as its regular weekend days.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Education, it was announced that His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has graciously decreed February 24 as Omani Teacher's Day. Consequently, this day will be marked as an official day off for all male and female teachers, as well as individuals holding teaching and administrative positions in both public and private educational institutions. The decision to grant this day off annually underscores the government's commitment to recognizing the vital role educators play in shaping the nation's future.

Furthermore, the Ministry emphasized that Omani Teacher's Day will be commemorated every year. In cases where February 24 coincides with an existing holiday, arrangements will be made to observe the occasion on an alternate date, ensuring that educators receive the recognition and appreciation they deserve without any disruption to their schedule.

This initiative serves as a testament to Oman's dedication to nurturing a culture of respect and gratitude towards its educators. By instituting Omani Teacher's Day and providing teachers with dedicated time to rest and recharge, the government aims to reaffirm its commitment to supporting and honoring the teaching profession, thereby fostering a conducive environment for educational excellence and growth.

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