Oman’s Teachers Double in Number Within a Decade

According to the Oman National Centre for Statistics and Information, the number of teachers in the classroom had doubled from one teacher for every 19 students in 2002, to one teacher per 10 students in 2012. The numbers show that the number of students enrolled in classes had declined boosting the ratio to close on each other.

However, it was also due to the efforts of the government to improve the educational standards in the country. The Oman Ministry of Education spending had increased by 279.8 million Rial to 925.2 million Rial in 2012. Education accounted for 6.8% of total government expenditure in 2012.

The Oman MOE had also provided 59.8 million Rial to construct new educational facilities and to upgrade existing facilities. The number of general education schools in Oman had increased from 1,019 to 1,043 in 2012.

Oman currently has 444 private schools, 39 foreign schools, six vocational centres and other literacy centres.