Muscat, 11 December 2018: As part of its commitment to the community, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) recently sponsored the closing ceremony of the competition ‘The Best Electronic tool for Mathematical education’ across schools of the Al Buraimi Governate. The event was organised by the Directorate General of Education in Al Buraimi. The ceremony was held under the auspices of Ahmed bin Amer al Kharousi, Assistant General Manager of Retail Banking and Head of Regional Management and Branch Support Department at OAB, and saw the attendance of Ali bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Assistant Director General, and Ali bin Faris Al Azzani, Assistant Director General of the Directorate General of Education in Al Buraimi, together with a number of administrative experts, educators, line managers, principals, and PE teachers.
Commenting on the Bank’s sponsorship of the event, Hilal Omar al Siyabi, Head of the Corporate Social Responsibility Department at OAB noted, “OAB believes in innovation as the key approach to development. Hence, we sponsored this competition; one that revolves around developing electronic tools that best serves Mathematics education. This event was organised by the Directorate General of Education in Al Buraimi, as it serves the innovative approach they take towards helping teachers in their jobs. We are proud of the innovative ideas presented by the participating schools, which will reflect positively on students in the schools of the Governate.”
Abdulaziz al Balushi, a Mathematics teacher at Al Afi Primary School, commented on the competition saying, “The aim of this competition is to provide Mathematics teachers with an opportunity to share their creative and innovative ideas with regards to electronic teaching aids that could serve teaching jobs, which in turn would also break the routine of the usual curriculum; introducing new learning resources and experiences to attract students.”
The ceremony included students from various schools of the Governorate putting up some shows and the chief guest handing over the prizes to the winning schools in each of the different categories of the competition.
Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to be established in Oman with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices and 150 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB also provides a complete range of financial products and services for Retail and corporate banking clients.