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H M issues Royal Decree promulgating Higher Education Law

4 May 2023 By ONA

Muscat – His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik issued Royal Decree No 27/2023 on Thursday promulgating the Higher Education Law following presentation of the same before the Council of Oman. The decree reads as follows:

  • Article 1 states that the provisions of the Higher Education Law attached to this decree will be applied.
  • Article 2 states that the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation will issue the executive bylaws/regulations of the attached law, as well as the decisions necessary for the implementation of its provisions, within one year of its enforcement. Till such time, the existing regulations and decisions will continue to be enforced without prejudice to the provisions of the attached law or its provisions.
  • Article 3 stipulates that those addressed by the provisions of the attached law will adjust their conditions in line with the law’s provisions within one year from the date of its enforcement.
  • Article 4 cancels Royal Decree No 41/99 on promulgating the System of Private Universities, Royal Decree No 42/99 on the establishment of private higher colleges and institutes, and Royal Decree No 83/2002 on promulgating the law on educational scholarships, grants and study aids. It also annuls all that contravenes this decree or the attached law or their provisions.
  • Article 5 states that this decree will be published in the Official Gazette and enforced a day following its publication.

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