Projected share of Oman’s GDP by end 2025


Legislation permits foreign investment in education


2,133 schools with 898,073 students and 72,845 teachers
40+ higher education institutes including 27 private universities and colleges and a state university Private primary and secondary education market expected to reach US$1.7bn in 2023 23% of students enrolled in private schools - GCC average: 30%



Projected to climb to 6.2%

Education, will become an important driver of Oman’s GDP growth with its current share of 4.9% projected to climb to 6.2% by the end of 10th Five Year Plan (2021-2025).

Automation & digitization

Growth in career-long reskilling of workers in response to the 4th Industrial Revolution, automation and digitization of the workplace


Increased public – private sector co-operation to drive digital skills.

Remote learning

Use of AI, machine-learning technologies, tutoring apps and video-assisted remote learning.

Experiential learning

Greater demand for hyper-personalized, blended and experiential learning.

Workplace training

Deployment of virtual reality tools to enable experiential, scenario-based learning and workplace training.

Lifelong training

Growth in the private provision of tertiary education and lifelong training.

Vocational training

Greater emphasis on vocational training, internships and work-based learning.