Royal Decree

Royal Decree 27/2023 Promulgating the Higher Education Law

2023/27 27/2023


We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the System of Private Universities promulgated by Royal Decree 41/99,

Royal Decree 42/99 regarding the Establishment of Private Colleges and Higher Institutes,

the Educational Scholarships, Grants, and Aid Law promulgated by Royal Decree 83/2002,

Royal Decree 104/2005 Establishing the Unified Admission Centre,

Royal Decree 98/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Higher Education to the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and Royal Decree 9/2021 regarding the Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education,

and after presentation to Majlis Oman,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The provisions of the attached Higher Education Law shall apply.

Article II

The Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation shall issue the executive regulation of the attached law and the necessary decisions for implementing its provisions within a year from the date of its entry into force. Until they are issued, the existing regulations and decisions continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with its provisions.

Article III

Those addressed by the provisions of the attached law shall rectify their status in accordance with its provisions within one year from the date of its entry into force.

Article IV

The aforementioned royal decrees 41/99, 42/99, and 83/2002 are hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this decree and the attached law, or in conflict with their provisions.

Article V

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 13 Shawwal 1444
Corresponding to: 4 May 2023

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

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