Oman bans expats in certain private higher education jobs

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Mon, 2018-12-31 09:55

DUBAI: Oman has banned the employment of non-Omanis to certain
professions in the private higher education sector, local daily
Times of Oman reported.

According to a decree released by the Ministry of Manpower, the
job positions include director of admissions and registration
department, director of student affairs, director of quality
assurance and director of the career guidance department.

“The Omanization rate in technical colleges at the dean’s
position is 100 per cent, administrative staff is at 98 per cent,
technicians are at 57 per cent and academic cadres stand at 20 per
cent, which the ministry seeks to increase by hiring more
lecturers,” according to the ministry.

The ban comes after the labor ministry’s implementation of the
“preparation program,” which assists Omani lecturers in
improving their credentials for employment.

These efforts were in line with Oman’s greater push to
integrate more Omanis into the private sector, which has achieved
significant strides in the past months.

The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI)
recorded a 13.6 percent drop in the unemployment rate of Omanis
over the last month, and noted that more than 40,000 Omanis have
already benefited from the Omanization policies enforced by
companies.

Expats however still make up 87 percent of Omani’s private
sector workforce.

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Oman bans expats in certain private higher education jobs