Muscat: The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation will conduct an investigation into the celebration which took place at a private higher education institution. Offenders will be referred to the competent authorities to take legal action against them.
“The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation has been following what has been circulating on social media about a private higher education institution organizing an event that included transgressions that contradict the principles of tolerant Islamic Sharia and Omani values, customs and norms and we would like to draw everyone’s attention to the fact that the ministry is keen to avoid such legally criminal abuses,” the ministry said in a statement.
The Ministry has previously issued a number of ministerial circulars in which it affirmed the importance of the commitment of all higher education institutions to Omani morals, values, culture and customs.
The Ministry contacted the establishment that had committed the violation to clarify what had happened. The ministry stressed the need to urgently investigate the matter and refer offenders to the relevant authorities to take legal action against them.
He stressed the importance of the institution’s concern not to repeat such transgressions, failing which the ministry will take the necessary measures to prevent such irresponsible breaches of the regulations and laws in force in the Sultanate of Oman.