Muscat: Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed Al Shibaniyah, the Education Minister, discussed with Dr. Hilal bin Ali Al Hinai, Secretary General of The Research Council, the project 'Enhancing Application of Knowledge Development Programme and Evaluating Innovative Initiatives'.
Dr Madiha stressed upon the importance of cooperation between the two sides to promote a scientific culture among the students. She explained that the Ministry is keen to enhance science and mathematics skills among the student community.
The meeting also touched upon developing an educational system where appropriate knowledge and skills are imparted to students which would cater to the labour market. She stressed upon the importance of providing students with professional training to develop critical scientific thinking among them.