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The People of Oman, Education

Sultan Qaboos University, Ruwi, technical institutes, population, enrollment

Education is free for Omani citizens through the university level. In 1970 only 3 percent of all elementary school-age children were in school. By 1998 this figure was up to 74.6 percent, and enrollment in secondary schools was 67 percent. Sultan Qaboos University in Ruwi was opened in 1986 and now has more than 4,000 students. Oman also has eight teacher-training colleges, nine vocational institutes, five technical institutes, and eight Islamic colleges. About 40 percent of the population is literate, up from 20 percent in 1970.



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