New York/Dubai | The eLearning market in the Middle East is booming, regardless of the situation in the United ArabEmirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman or Bahrain. In an updated forecast, US market researcher Research Nester puts growth in schools and universities at an average of 17.4% per year, referring to the forecast period 2016 to 2023.
According to Research Nester, the main reason for this immense growth appears to be government investment, but also a better supply of learners with end devices such as smartphones. Saudi Arabia is the largest market in the Middle East. The state’s education budget there, for example, is now USD 36.7 billion, which is sometimes used to improve the education system through eLearning. In the In the United Arab Emirates, the growth of the eLearning market is due to a much better Internet supply and the large number of private schools.
Bahrain also sees a high benefit from eLearning and therefore invests 11.2% of the total education budget in eLearning.
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