Education & Health
From The Report: Oman 2023
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Education, health and other social services are central to Oman Vision 2040, the country’s long-term development framework that aims to create a knowledge-driven, diversified and competitive economy. Indeed, the authorities are working to shift a portion of the local workforce to the private sector, as well as enhance the role of private entities in the provision of both heath care and insurance – factors that will be key in transferring some of the government’s current cost burdens to the private sector. In terms of education, the government has prioritised equipping Omani nationals with the skills and knowledge to compete in a changing employment market, whether that means adopting technology in the classroom or expanding the reach of technical and vocational education and training programmes and institutions.

This chapter contains an interview with Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Mahrooqi, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.