01.10.2016 - UNESCO Office in Doha

UNESCO Doha launches Sultanate of Oman Case Study on Education 2030 in Muscat

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Within the framework of the QNRF funded project research on “Momentum for Education beyond 2015,” UNESCO Doha in collaboration with the National Commission of UNESCO in Oman has successfully launched the “Momentum for Education 2030: Educational Quality and Improved Learning Outcomes in the Gulf Cooperation Council States (GCC): Sultanate of Oman Case Study” on 27 September 2016 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Attended by 35 participants from various stakeholders including officials from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Social Development, Research Council and key educators from Oman, among others, the launch aimed to:

(1) formally present the QNRF Research Study on Momentum for Education beyond 2015 which covers the 6 GCC Case Studies including Sultanate of Oman Case Study to the Ministry of Education;

(2) to share the significant findings and policy recommendations of the Sultanate of Oman Case Study and gather feedback and final comments from MoE prior to publication;

(3) to utilize research findings by MoE Sultanate of Oman in preparing the national level Education 2030 goals and targets;and

(4) as part of the dissemination strategy, to share the findings of the study to a wider audience.


In his opening remarks, Mr. Mohammed bin Saleem Alyaqubi, Secretary-General of the Oman National Commission for UNESCO highlighted that the study is a timely step towards improving quality education in Oman towards education 2030. Faryal Khan, Programme Specialist for Education presented the regional synthesis of the Research Study in the GCC and Ms. Maricel Fernandez, focused on presenting the Sultanate of Oman Case Study.


As a result of the launching event in Muscat, the following results have been achieved: (1) The Case Study was reviewed to assure consistency of the data presented and feedback and comments received prior to publication; (2) Advocacy for utilization of findings to inform the ED policy dialogue at national level; (3) Dissemination of the research study at national level. The participants expressed that the policy-makers should take into consideration the results of this study to improve quality and learning outcomes in Oman.

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