Oman has become the first country in the Middle East to adopt e-admissions for students, who are wiling for higher education courses.
The country has already begun enrolling online through Short Message Service (SMS). Khalid Al Zedjali, Deputy Director General for Higher Education Admissions Centre (HEAC) at the Higher Education Ministry claimed that the ministry would be able to place more than 14,000 students in higher education institutes in the public sector. He said over 3,000 would be accommodated through the centralised admission system in private colleges in the country. The Higher Education Ministry has introduced the e-admission system. The ministry has also set up computer labs at 500 local centres throughout the country where trained staff help students apply online.