Staff and students of the Finland Oman School delightfully welcomed the Finnish ambassadors accredited to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the accompanying delegation from Finland today.
The Finnish Ambassadors, along representatives from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attending the regional conference for Finnish ambassadors MENA held in Muscat on 8 – 9 April, dedicated time to visit and meet the management team and students of the Finland Oman School.
Established in 2018, Finland Oman School is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. It is the result of a partnership between the Oman Educational Services and Finnish partners offering different educational services.
The Finnish Ambassadors were warmly welcomed by the School General Manager, Mr. Ahmed Saud Al Salmi, and the Principal, Ms. Terhi Merensky. The Ambassadors has the opportunity to meet and greet staff and students as well as to share views and notes on the school’s contributions to promoting Finnish education in this part of the world.
“We hope our school contributes in strengthening Oman – Finland relationship, promoting the Finnish education expertise in Oman among key stakeholders, and also improving the trade relations between the two countries.” Said the General Manager of Finland Oman School.
The Ambassadors enjoyed listening to the Finnish songs by the students and interact with students in Grade 6 on their learning experience in Finland Oman School. “It is easier to learn here. Teachers take the time to explain and motivate us to learn using different activities. I am not bored here.” Enthusiastically shared Hoor Al Obaidani, Grade 6.
The Campus tour included visits to the various facilities of the school, the state-of-the-art University main building and the History of Science Centre. All these educational entities constitute an integral part of the University Campus, the Finland Oman School hails from.
The Ambassador of Finland to KSA and Oman, HE Antti Rytövuori, praised the friendly relations between Oman and Finland and expressed his hopes to further bring together educationists from both countries to the prosperity of education sector in Oman. “We are keen to offer our educational services to the World and in particular to this region. A permanent educational expert will be available soon in the Embassy of Finland, facilitating the reach to Finnish education.” Said HE Rytövuori.
Merensky, the School Prinicipal, effervescently welcomed the announcement by His Excellency. “This opportunity should bring in new dimensions and forms for future co-operation with educational experts and institutions in Finland.”