This chapter includes the following articles.
Bahrain’s public education system marked its centenary in 2019, making it the longest-running institution of its kind in the GCC. Since its inception, a range of primary, secondary and higher education institutions have evolved in the country, delivering strong student outcomes. In addition, the government is working closely with universities and the private sector to increase research and development, and improve connections between academia and the business community. The major challenge ahead will be ensuring the sector is able to incorporate emerging technologies and methodologies, so that students at all levels of the education system have the skills and knowledge needed to support the country’s economic diversification strategy and competitiveness.