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MoE to build 42 schools under PPP


Muscat – The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has invited qualifications for the design, construction, finance, operations and maintenance of 42 schools under private-public partnership (PPP) agreements.

In a statement, MoF, said, ‘The ministry is entrusted with the supervision of implementing public-private partnership agreements to encourage the private sector to invest in infrastructure and public services.

‘In this regard, the Ministry of Education seeks to engage the private sector in developing its schools, which would contribute to fostering service innovation and achieve sustained growth.’

Local and international companies can obtain the qualification document by sending an email to [email protected]. om

The last date for obtaining the qualification document is March 15, 2022, and deadline for submission is April 28, 2022.

In January, the Ministry of Education (MoE) floated a tender to build four schools in three governorates. The tender was for one school in the wilayat of Musannah in South Batinah with 36 classrooms for male students of Grades 5 to 10, while a second one in the same governorate was for a school for Grades 5 to 9 in the Sawadi al Hikman area of the wilayat of Barka.

The other two included schools for girls; one in the wilayat of Suwaiq, North Batinah governorate, with 36 classrooms for Grades 2 to 11, and a 18-classroom school for Grades 10 to 12 in the wilayat of Al Ashkhara, South Sharqiyah governorate.

According to the latest statistics, there were 56,569 Omani teachers in government schools in 2021 – 17,881 male and 38,688 female – accounting for an Omanisation rate of 84.8 per cent.

There were 10,878 Omani administrators and technicians, accounting for an Omanisation rate of 99.8 per cent.

Additionally, there were 57 Omani male and 250 Omani female teachers in special education schools, accounting for 90.6 per cent Omanisation, and 69 Omani administrators, accounting for 85.5 per cent Omanisation.

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