Best Colleges and Universities in USA


You are here: Home > Oman

Oman Education and Training

 

Training

Ever since the modernization of Oman began in 1970, the government has invested heavily in the school, among other things to build up a well-educated domestic workforce. Today, almost all children start school and more and more Omanias can read and write.

In 1970, about 80 percent of Omani were illiterate. At the beginning of the 2010, the proportion had dropped to 13 percent, partly with the help of adult schools.

  • COUNTRYAAH: Country facts of Oman, including geography profile, population statistics, and business data.

The ten-year primary school is free of charge, but no compulsory schooling prevails. After compulsory school follows a two-year high school. Teaching in English is given from the first school year. Lack of own teachers means that some of the teachers' corps come from other Arab countries.

In 1986, Oman got its first university, the Sultan Qabus University, which was subsequently expanded with new institutions. In addition, there are also some 40 specialized colleges, both state and private. In addition, the Government has given priority to building education in technology and generous scholarships for study abroad are also distributed to Omani citizens. More than 40 percent of those who leave high school go on to some form of higher education.

  • Topschoolsintheusa: Offers a full list of testing locations for SAT exam in Oman. Also covers test dates of 2020 and 2021 for Scholastic Assessment Test within this country.

Training and Education of OmanFACTS - EDUCATION

Proportion of children starting primary school

94.1 percent (2017)

Number of pupils per teacher in primary school

10 (2017)

Reading and writing skills

94.9 percent (2016)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP

16.0 percent (2017)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of the state budget

16.0 percent (2017)

2014

December

Oil prices are causing budget deficits

The government announces that next year's budget will be in deficit due to the large drop in oil prices on the world market. Since June, oil prices have halved. However, the deficit will not affect the standard of living or the availability of jobs, the government assures. The state will continue to subsidize consumer goods and social services.

Famous activist arrested

A regional human rights group states that a leading activist in Oman has been arrested by the authorities. The arrested, Saed Jadad, played an active role in the protest movement in 2011.

November

The Sultan misses National Day celebration

Sultan Qabus is absent from national day celebrations for the first time since he came to power in 1970. The sultan is said to celebrate abroad "for known reasons". He allows agents to congratulate his countrymen on the occasion of having ruled Oman for 44 years.

September

Support for the fight against IS

Oman, along with other states in the region, pledges to support the US fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist movement, which has taken control of much of Iraq and Syria. However, unlike Saudi Arabia and some other neighboring countries, Oman refrains from participating in US-led air strikes against IS positions in Syria.

July

The Sultan travels abroad for care

Sultan Qabus travels to Germany to undergo "medical tests". What lies behind this is not revealed but the sultan remains in Germany. Later, a diplomatic source in the capital Musqat states that the sultan suffers from stomach cancer.

May

Ex-minister convicted of corruption

A former minister is sentenced to three years in prison and two million US dollars in fines for corruption. This is the first time a minister has been convicted of corruption.

March

State visit from Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rohani visits Oman and the countries agree to build an oil pipeline under the Red Sea so that Oman can buy gas from Iran.

 

Africa

Algeria Angola
Benin Botswana
Burkina Faso Burundi
Cameroon Cape Verde
Chad Central African Republic
Comoros D.R. Congo
Republic of Congo Egypt
Djibouti Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Ethiopia
Gabon Gambia
Ghana Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Ivory Coast
Kenya Lesotho
Liberia Libya
Mozambique Madagascar
Malawi Mali
Mauritania Mauritius
Monaco Morocco
Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal Seychelles
Sierra Leone Somalia
South Africa South Sudan
Sudan Swaziland
Tanzania Togo
Tunisia Uganda
Zambia Zimbabwe

Asia and Middle East

Afghanistan Armenia
Azerbaijan Bahrain
Bangladesh Bhutan
Brunei Burma
Cambodia China
Cyprus Georgia
India Indonesia
Iran Iraq
Israel Japan
Jordan Kazakhstan
Kuwait Kyrgyzstan
Laos Lebanon
Malaysia Maldives
Mongolia North Korea
Oman Pakistan
Philippines Qatar
Saudi Arabia Singapore
South Korea Sri Lanka
Syria Taiwan
Tajikistan Thailand
Turkey Turkmenistan
U.A.E. Uzbekistan
Vietnam East Timor
Yemen  

Europe

Albania Andorra
Austria Belarus
Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria Croatia
Czech Republic Denmark
Estonia Finland
France Germany
Greece Holy See
Hungary Iceland
Ireland Italy
Kosovo Latvia
Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg Macedonia
Malta Moldova
Montenegro Namibia
Nepal Netherlands
Niger Nigeria
Norway Poland
Portugal Romania
Russia San Marino
Serbia Slovakia
Slovenia Spain
Sweden Switzerland
Ukraine United Kingdom

South America

Argentina Bolivia
Brazil Chile
Colombia Ecuador
Guyana Paraguay
Peru Suriname
Uruguay Venezuela

North America

Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas
Barbados Belize
Canada Costa Rica
Cuba Dominica
El Salvador Dominican Republic
Grenada Guatemala
Haiti Honduras
Jamaica Mexico
Nicaragua Panama
St. Kitts St. Lucia
St. Vincent Trinidad and Tobago
United States  

Oceania

Australia Fiji
Kiribati Marshall Islands
Micronesia Nauru
New Zealand  

All Rights Reserved 2020 Best Colleges and Universities in U.S.A.