Oman - Education



Pre-university education in Oman has three stages: primary, preparatory, and secondary. Six years of primary schooling are followed by preparatory school. Academic results of the preparatory exams determine the type of secondary education the student will receive.

The adult illiteracy rate was estimated at 28.1% for the year 2000 (males, 19.6%; females, 38.3%). In 1998, there were 411 primary schools with 313,516 students and 12,052 teachers. Student-to-teacher ratio stood at 26 to 1. In secondary schools in 1998, there were 12,436 teachers and 217,246 students. As of 1999, 65% of primary-school-age children were enrolled in school, while 59% of those eligible attended secondary school. In the same year, public expenditure on education was estimated at3.9% of GDP. In 1993, there were 252 literacy centers and 176 adult education centers. Three teachers' colleges were functioning as of 1986. The Institute of Agriculture at Nazwa became a full college by 1985. Sultan Qaboos University opened in 1986. In 1998, all higher-level institutions had 1,307 teachers and 16,032 students.

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Stacy
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Mar 30, 2008 @ 9:21 pm
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Oct 7, 2008 @ 7:19 pm
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Leah
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Sep 29, 2009 @ 9:09 am
Oh, this is so helpful. I'm doing this report on Oman.. Diplomat stuff. I had no idea what to write on the education part, but now I get the jist of their education! Thanks sooo much (:
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Dec 1, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
I have to make a brochure on Oman, you know, describe geography, economy, government, you get it. I was totally lost as to what the education was there, but now i totally get it!
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Dec 8, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
I'm Omani, I'm like the others lost in my homework about the education in Oman, with your info I survive... thank you alot

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