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Royal Decree 98/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Higher Education to the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

2020/98 98/2020

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 6/2002 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Higher Education and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

Royal Decree 30/2010 Promulgating the Law of the Research Council,

Royal Decree 76/2004 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Manpower and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

Royal Decree 54/2005 Establishing the Research Council and Determining Its Competences,

Royal Decree 104/2005 Establishing the Unified Admission Centre,

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The name of the “Ministry of Higher Education” is hereby amended to the “Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation” and its competences are hereby determined in accordance with the attached Annex 1.

Article II

The organisational structure of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation is hereby adopted in accordance with the attached Annex 2.

Article III

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the Research Council; its Secretariat General; and the Directorate General of Vocational Training and the Directorate General of Occupational Standards and Curriculum Development in the Ministry of Manpower are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.

Article IV

The employees of the Research Council, its Secretariat General, and the Directorate General for Vocational Training and the Directorate General of Occupational Standards and Curriculum Development in the Ministry of Manpower are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation with their same financial grades.

Article V

The phrase “Chairman of the Research Council” wherever it occurs in law and royal decrees is hereby replaced with the phrase “Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.”

Article VI

The Research Council and its Secretariat General are hereby abolished, and all that is contrary to this decree or in conflict with its provisions is hereby repealed.

Article VII

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 28 Dhu Al-Hijja 1441
Corresponding to: 18 August 2020

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1353 issued on 19 August 2020.


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