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Oman will not renew expats contracts in private education sector

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Oman decided to issue a ban on expats holding certain positions in private higher education institutions and private training institutions.

Omani outlets quoted a statement from Minister of Manpower, Abduallah Al Bakri, as saying that the ban includes 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.

The National Centre for Statistics and Information said of the 2,041,190 workers in the private sector, 250,717 are Omanis.

The ministry said that those expats who are currently employed in these positions will continue until the end of their contracts.

However their contracts will not be renewed.