Muscat – The Ministry of Education (MoE) has opened five schools in Liwa, North Batinah, at a cost of RO12mn in preparation of the new academic year.
The schools’ project is in line with the expected growth in the number of students.
H E Dr Madiha bint Ahmed al Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education, accompanied by H E Dr Khalfan bin Saeed al Shuaili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, visited the new schools recently.
The visit included reviewing the readiness of the five schools for the new academic year.
In March 2022, MoE unveiled details of a plan to set up 76 new schools in different parts of the sultanate. The new schools will lower student density in classrooms, besides reducing the number of evening classes.
Of the 76 schools, 19 will be set up in Muscat, 17 in North Batinah, 11 in South Batinah, nine each in South Sharqiyah and Dhofar, five in Dakhliyah, two each in Buraimi and Musandam, and one each in North Sharqiyah and Dhahirah.
‘The new schools will accommodate about 80,000 male and female students, and will be built in light of the indicators of the current reality of the number of students in each governorate and the number of evening schools, as well as the expected increase in the number of students till the end of the Tenth Five-Year Plan in each governorate,’ a statement from MoE said.