GHEDEX – Global Higher Education Exhibition 2017
The 18th edition of Global Higher Education Exhibition will take place from 18 – 20 April 2017 at newly built Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. It’s an annual event which is held under the patronage of Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). Last edition of GHEDEX attracted over 25000 visitors, over 200 top-notch universities and colleges from over 25 countries participated with 170 educational bodies and institutions accounting for international participation and 30 for local participation.
Omani and expatriate students seeking quality education and opportunities for evolvement through internships and related career planning programmes will find GHEDEX to be a lucrative opportunity to pursue their higher education goals.
In 2015 budget government has allocated significant budget for education sector. According to latest report “Allocation of OMR 3 billion for the education sector will be a shot in the arm for the education field. It will improve education in different ways, especially in terms of quality. With the funds allocated, focus should be more on improving the quality and bringing the education system on par with global standards.”
According to OBG 2016 report; Despite a drop in oil and gas revenues, the sultanate maintained its commitment to education spending in its 2015 budget, with the sector retaining a major share of state expenditure. This will enable a greater focus on both developing the physical infrastructure of the sector and improving the quality of its delivery. Meanwhile a national TVET strategy has been designed to address any mismatches between the requirements of the labor market and the skills and abilities of graduates. Read more…