Saudi Arabia, the most populated country in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), is presently regarded as the most lucrative market for education services in the GCC. With the largest education base, it is the biggest market for education services in the region. The country accounts for around 75% of the total GCC general education (K-12) system students. According to our latest research report “Saudi Arabia Education Forecast to 2017”, the need and demand for education in the Kingdom is expected to sustain its dominance in the coming years.
The report covers exhaustive analysis on the potential requirement of kindergarten, primary, intermediate, secondary, and special education segments to accommodate anticipated student enrollment during the forecast period. It also delves into the aspect of number of schools, academic staffs, and administrative staffs required during academic year 2011-12 to 2016-17 for the same. The forecast is conducted on the basis of co-relation and judgmental analysis, which is carried out after carefully studying key factors including population growth, industrial growth, government initiatives, drivers and challenges.
Additionally, we have identified some of the potential courses, which are not the preferred courses, but are anticipated to become popular mainly due to increasing demand of skilled labor and various other initiatives. Moreover, in order to replace the expats professionals with domestic resource, government is increasing focus on technical and higher education in the country. In fact, the government remains the major contributor for the development of the country’s higher education infrastructure, and is continuously raising the budget to be spent on the education sector. Thus, the overall study also provides the current and future scenario of technical/vocational and higher education segments of the kingdom.
Moreover, our study also finds that there has been a significant increase in the e-learning industry, with many government and private universities opting for e-learning solutions. For complete understanding of the Saudi education industry, we have indentified major e-learning service providers. Besides, the report also provides e-learning industry recent developments along with the market forecast till 2016.
Thus, our report provides an in-depth research and rational analysis of the current and expected status of the education system in Saudi Arabia. It provides a complete understanding of the Saudi Arabia’s education model. It also discusses the regulations and major drivers of the industry. Moreover, in order to give a complete picture of the industry, we have also covered adult education along with the distance education. Overall, the report presents optimum information and balanced research outlook on the potentials of the Saudi Arabian education sector.