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Oman shuts six private schools, warns 16 others for flouting rules

Six private schools in Oman have been shut down by the education ministry for failing to comply with rules pertaining to quality of education, salaries, improper facilities, among others, Muscat Daily has reported. The ministry issued warnings to 22 schools across the sultanate, asking them to adhere to the rules. “Out of the 22 schools, six school failed to comply with the ministry’s rules because of which they were shut down. Poor quality of education, unsafe buildings, underpaid teachers and several other factors were taken into consideration before the decision to close the schools was taken,” a ministry official said.