21 pc jump in Omanis going for higher education

MUSCAT: Enrolment in higher education institutions has seen a 21 per cent rise among Omanis in the last five years, according to the data released by Statistics Department at the Higher Education Admission Center. These figures reflect a positive approach among Omani students towards higher education. The enrolment has increased 18 per cent for both Omanis and expatriates during the same period. The enrolment rate was 32.6 per cent for both Omanis and non-Omanis for the academic year 2010-11. It went up 50.5 per cent during academic year 2015-16.