Investing in education is critical to fostering growth and innovation for generations to come.
The private education market in the Gulf countries is perceived as the fastest growing in the world, where the demand for quality education, particularly in early childhood, has never been higher. Economic growth and demographic changes, particularly the rise of dual income, middle class nuclear families and the increase of population in urban areas, continue to intensify the demand for quality schooling. The GCC education industry is dynamic and rapidly evolving, with unmatched growth potential.
Growth opportunities in the GCC
There are school ownerships opportunities in all of the countries in which we operate, as well as in countries where there currently isn’t a Maple Bear presence. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information on any country.
Private schools that demonstrate value through high quality instruction and modern curricula will succeed in the GCC market, where parents are driven to provide their children with the best possible education to ensure their future success, and governments are invested in creating knowledge based future economies served by talented young professionals.
Overall, GCC enrolment in pre-primary education falls short of OECD and global average, undersupply of quality early childhood education options being a contributing factor in many countries. But with strengthening impetus from social, economic, and political dynamics of the region, the pre-primary education sector demonstrates tremendous opportunity.
Strong players in the pre-primary sector are poised for growth in light of the youthful demographic profile of the population, which is projected to reach 65 million by 2030, a third of it being under the age of 25.