Oman to spend $86m to develop 20 schools for locals, expats

Four of the 20 schools are already operational, and plans are also in place to develop Pakistani curriculum schools worth $5m

Aerial view of Muscat [representational image].
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Aerial view of Muscat [representational image].

Oman’s Ministry of Education is reportedly planning to build 20 schools, including some offering Indian and Pakistani curriculum education, in various governorates across the sultanate under a project worth $85.7m (OMR 33.4m) that is expected to serve the growing number of local and expatriate children seeking admission in Oman's schools.

According to Times of Oman, undersecretary of the sultanate’s Ministry of Education for Administrative and Financial Affairs, HE Mustafa bin Ali bin Abdullatif, said four of the 20 schools have been in operation since the start of the new academic year.

Another seven schools will be delivered and operational by the beginning of the second semester of the academic year.

Plans are also reportedly in place to construct more Pakistan curriculum schools in Oman under a $5.1m (OMR 2m) programme.

Three new schools following the Pakistani school system will be delivered over a period of five years, according to the principal of Pakistan School Muscat, Nasir Nawaz.

Indian schools in Oman have also been revamped over the last few years, with Indian School Boushar reportedly opening ahead of the academic term.

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