School Education in GCC Countries to 2017 – Research Report

This report is a comprehensive market research report on the School Education sector in the GCC countries. GCC, or Gulf Cooperation Council, is a political and economic union of six Arab countries, namely – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The report discusses the present as well as the forecasted market size of the school education sector in these countries. It further talks about the trends that are taking place in the sector, as well as the key drivers, which will lead to the sector’s growth.

The reports covers a five-forces analysis of the school education in GCC region, followed by a comprehensive analysis of Political, Economic, Social and Technological scenario of all the six GCC countries, in conjunction with the school education sector. The report further discusses the profile of key players in education space.

School education has emerged as one of the hottest sectors for investment in GCC region. The sector is receiving high investments and government spending.

Due to its promising growth prospects, school education sector in the GCC region is attracting foreign education players, as well as private investors. The GCC region is expecting high demand for private schools in future. Private school education currently constitutes 28% of the total school education market.

Increasing inflow of expatriates from other countries is also resulting in increased demand for schools, which teach in English and follow international curricula, such as International Baccalaureate. Expatriates currently constitute more than 50% of the population in four of the six GCC countries. The growth of the sector will also be aided by the increasing disposable income and consumption levels of the people, and high macroeconomic growth of GCC countries, vis-à-vis other nations.

  • Figure 1: Market Size of School Education in GCC Countries- 2012 (E) (US$ billions)
  • Figure 2: Market Size of School Education – Government and Private – 2012 (E) (US$ billions)
  • Figure 3: Breakup of School Education in GCC Countries- Government and Private 2012 (E) (US$ billions)
  • Figure 4: Forecasted Size of School Education in GCC Countries- 2017 (F) (US$ billions)
  • Figure 5: Forecasted Size of School Education in GCC Countries- Government and Private – 2017 (F) (US$ billions)
  • Figure 6: Growth rate of School Education in GCC Countries-2012 (E) – 2017 (F) (US$ billions)
  • Figure 7: Population growth in GCC countries 2008-2011
  • Figure 8: Estimated % of population consisting of migrants- 2012
  • Figure 9: Gross national per capita income of GCC countries (Purchasing Power Parity)- 2011
  • Figure 10: % Change in gross domestic product at constant prices- 2010 – 2012(E)
  • Figure 11: Breakup of enrollment in private schools – nationals and non-nationals – 2012
  • Figure 12: Pupil-Teacher Ratio in GCC Countries – Primary Education – 2011
  • Figure 13: Gross Enrollment Ratio in Bahrain – Primary and Secondary – 2012 (E)
  • Figure 14: Gross Enrollment Ratio in Kuwait – Primary and Secondary – 2012 (E)
  • Figure 15: Gross Enrollment Ratio in Oman – Primary and Secondary – 2012 (E)
  • Figure 16: Gross Enrollment Ratio in Qatar – Primary and Secondary – 2012 (E)
  • Figure 17: Gross Enrollment Ratio in Saudi Arabia – Primary and Secondary – 2012 (E)
  • Figure 18: Gross Enrollment Ratio in UAE – Primary and Secondary – 2012 (E)
  • Figure 19: Five-forces analysis of UAE education sector
  • Figure 20: Population of Bahrain – Nationals and Non-nationals -2012 (E)
  • Figure 21: Population of Bahrain – Males and Females -2012 (E)
  • Figure 22: Population of Kuwait – Nationals and Non-nationals -2012 (E)
  • Figure 23: Population of Kuwait – Males and Females -2012 (E)
  • Figure 24: Population of Oman – Nationals and Non-nationals -2012 (E)
  • Figure 25: Population of Oman – Males and Females -2012 (E)
  • Figure 26: Population of Qatar – Nationals and Non-nationals -2012 (E)
  • Figure 27: Population of Qatar – Males and Females -2012 (E)
  • Figure 28: Population of Saudi Arabia – Nationals and Non-nationals -2012 (E)
  • Figure 29: Population of Saudi Arabia – Males and Females -2012 (E)
  • Figure 30: Population of UAE – Nationals and Non-nationals -2012 (E)
  • Figure 31: Population of UAE – Males and Females -2012 (E)

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  • Abu Dhabi Education Council
  • Academia Management Solutions International
  • Addax Education Holding LLC
  • Al Jazeera Academy
  • Al Khaleej Training and Education
  • Al Rayan Holding Company
  • ALDAR Academies
  • AL-Marefa Exemplary Company for Educational Services, Kuwait
  • Arabian Establishment for Educational Development LLC
  • Bahrain Telecommunications Company
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Cisco
  • CORE Education & Consulting Solutions FZ LLC
  • CORE Education & Technologies Limited
  • Cranleigh School
  • Educational Holding Group, Kuwait
  • Edutech
  • Emirates National Schools
  • Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
  • Fortes Education
  • French-Lebanese Association of Education and Culture
  • GEMS Education
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Innoventures Education
  • Integrated Telecommunications Company
  • International Monetary Fund
  • IQ Education Consultants
  • Kalaam
  • Knowledge and Human Development Authority
  • Mackeen Holding
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Mobily
  • Modern International School, Oman
  • Monster Worldwide, Inc. (Monster.com)
  • MTC Vodafone
  • NBK Capital Equity Partners
  • Newton Schools
  • Oman Brunei Investment Company
  • Oman Telecommunication Company
  • Qatar Foundation
  • Qatar Telecom
  • REED
  • S.S. Lootah Group
  • SABIS
  • Sahara Network
  • Saudi Telecom Company
  • Taaleem
  • Tarasul Telecom
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Ras Al Khaimah Education Company (EDRAK) PJSC
  • Tourism Development and Investment Company, Abu Dhabi
  • UNESCO Institute of Statistics
  • UniAdmission
  • Viva
  • World Bank
  • Zain