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Master of Arts

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The Sultanate of Oman underwent a tremendous development in all its vitals sectors since 1970. The lag in Oman infrastructure development was mainly due to its very weak economic system. Prior to this date, there was no fundamental education system in Oman, not even dreaming about higher education. After His Majesty Qaboos bin Said took the lead of the country on 18th of November 1970, he started building the infrastructure of the country. He began by strengthening the country economy mainly utilizing the oil treasure in order to build and enhance the country's major systems like health, education, transportation and other vitals sectors. Throughout the past forty-five years, Oman had made a huge leap in the areas of economy, education, as well as higher education. This paper will discuss the development in those areas, while linking economy development to the education and higher education development throughout the above-mentioned period.