H E Dr Mahad bin Saeed bin Ali Ba’owain, Minister of Labour (MoL), issued Ministerial Decision No 20/2021 on Sunday to Omanise certain jobs in private higher education institutions.
The decision stipulates that only Omanis will be employed in administrative and financial professions and professions related to the departments and sections of the deanship of admission and registration, student affairs and services, and all professions related to student and social counselling, and career guidance.
H E Sheikh Nasr bin Amer al Hosni, Undersecretary in MoL, said that the decision came in coordination with the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and the Coordination Committee for Special Education Institutions. The decision will include 28 educational institutions. H E Hosni emphasised that MoL, in cooperation with its partners, continues to study the labour market and find solutions to enhance investment and empower national cadres.
H E Dr Bakhit Ahmed al Mahri, Undersecretary for Higher Education in the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, said, “Private universities and colleges are an important part of the private sector in the sultanate. The number has grown to 28 universities and colleges, and they play a major role in providing jobs for Omanis.”
He added, “This joint cooperation comes within the framework of the government and educational institutions’ endeavours to achieve Oman Vision 2040, which aims to facilitate comprehensive higher education and scientific research that lead to a knowledge-based society and the preparation of national cadres working in all sectors.”
MoL recently stated that 32,267 jobs will be available this year, including 7,602 opportunities in the public sector. The ministry said that it will announce Omanised professions and training opportunities every month.
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