Oman has issued a ban on expats holding certain positions in private higher education institutions and private training institutions.
The new decree issued by the Minister of Manpower, Abduallah Al Bakri, has banned the appointment of non-Omanis as director of admissions and registration department, director of student affairs, director of quality assurance and director of the career guidance department.
While those expats currently employed in these positions will continue until the end of their contracts, the ministry said those contracts will not be renewed.
The Times of Oman reported that the ministry’s data said, “The Omanisation rate in technical colleges at the dean’s position is 100%, administrative staff is at 98%, technicians are at 57% and academic cadres stood at 20%, which the ministry seeks to increase by hiring more lecturers.”
The National Centre for Statistics and Information said of the 2,041,190 workers in the private sector, 250,717 are Omanis.
Source Credit: Arabian Business