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ABQ opens new school in August

Date Posted: Wednesday 31 May 2023

MUSCAT – Oman’s largest international school operator, ABQ Education Group, is opening its very first Private school at the start of the new academic year in August 2023.

ABQ has become synonymous with excellent academic standards, innovative and unique programmes, outstanding facilities, and providing students with a very comprehensive and holistic education. With the Group’s well-established portfolio of premium international schools in Oman, ABQ Azzan Bin Qais, ABQ Seeb and ABQ Sohar, and their two standalone Pre-KG nursery schools in Muscat and Sohar, ABQ is excited to open Al Imtiaz Private School in Bawshar later this year.

ABQ Education Group Chief Executive Officer, Humayun Kabir said, “We have been receiving consistent market feedback that there is a need for a more affordable, yet excellent academic product, and ABQ is responding to this need by making quality education accessible to a larger segment of society.  ABQ Al Imtiaz will offer a more traditional environment than ABQ’s other schools, with segregated classes for boys and girls from Secondary onwards and a unique blend of international (Cambridge) and enhanced Arabic curricula.”

Mr Sigve Austheim, ABQ’s Chief Learning Officer said, “ABQ has an exceptional track record of delivering the highest standard in education and with this more affordable education option, we want to ensure that more families can benefit from the quality education we offer in all of our schools.”

The school will be able to accommodate 1200 students from KG to Grade 12 but will initially only launch KG to Grade 4 in Year 1.

The Al Imtiaz campus in Bawshar, which was previously home to ABQ Azzan Bin Qais International School for 20 years before they relocated to Madinat Sultan Qaboos last year, is best-in-class and will soon be available for campus tours.

Kabir said, “Imtiaz means unique, distinct, and exceptional and we recognise that each child has unique strengths and needs. We have high expectations for all our students and encourage each student to achieve their full potential.”

“Al Imtiaz School is part of ABQ’s vision to further develop the educational system in the country by providing more options and opportunities for students, and to equip the next generation to build a promising future for themselves and those around them based on the decisions being made today”, Kabir concluded.

With close to 60 cumulative years of school operating experience, ABQ has a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the Group to ensure that ABQ Al Imtiaz will be an educational institution that is forward-looking, culturally rooted in the local society and academically strong.

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