Muscat: Recognising the role of teachers and their contribution in improving the standards of education in various Indian schools in the Sultanate of Oman, the Best Teacher Awards for the year 2013-14 would be declared and presented tomorrow, at the Indian School Ghubra.
J. S. Mukul, the Indian ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, along with Kanaksi Khimji would grace the function. Prof. Thuwayba bint Ahmed Issa Barwani of the Sultan Qaboos University will deliver the keynote address.
Presented under the aegis of the Board of Directors of Indian schools in the Sultanate of Oman, these awards recognise the teachers under five categories, namely, kindergarten, primary, secondary, senior secondary and co-curricular activities.
The unique aspect of these awards is that the nominees are chosen by their own colleagues. They are then shortlisted after careful and long deliberations and a committee comprising academicians determines the winners from these shortlisted candidates from each of the schools. In each category, there will be two awardees — a winner and a runner up.
The winners will be presented a cash award, a trophy, a certificate of excellence and a stole while the runner up would be presented with a certificate of excellence.
Nineteen Indian schools in the Sultanate currently impart education to 40,000 students and have nearly 1,500 teachers.
The awards have gained significance as they are unique in the Gulf region. The Best Teacher Award has already become an eagerly awaited event in the annual calendar of schools.