Over 20% drop in Indian school students seeking admission in Oman
April 6, 2020 | 5:18 PM
by Times News Service

Muscat: There has been a decrease of more than 20 per cent in the number of students looking for admissions in Indian schools in Oman.

Indian schools in Oman have decided to open admission for the next academic year through a centralised portal, but saw only 3,744 students apply for admission to the various schools in the capital area.

Although all these students were given admission, it represents are drop from last year’s numbers, which stood at 4,746.

In 2018, there were 4,098, a sharp drop from the 5,100 received the previous year.

The Board has resumed online registration for admissions to the Indian schools in the capital area for all classes except Class X and XII. “Parents can login in to the admission portal of the Board website at and submit an online application for the admissions,” a statement from the Board of Directors of Indian Schools in the Sultanate of Oman said.

In addition, there will be no increase in school fees for the upcoming academic year, the board has confirmed. Parents can instead pay their children’s fees online on a monthly basis, instead of the previously-used quarterly system of payments.

“The board has declared that parents can remit the applicable school fees in a monthly manner, instead of the quarterly mode in all Indian schools. Additionally, in light of the financial constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fee hike proposed for the term 2020-21 shall be deferred until the end of July 2020,” a senior official at the board said.

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