Education Management System

There are several ministries that manage the education system at different levels. General education is under the purview of Ministry of Education(MoE). Vocational schools and community colleges are managed by the Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training(MoTEVT). The tertiary education is regulated by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR). There is also a small private sector that accounts for 2% of basic and secondary each and 15% of university enrollments for the year 2005.

The Government of Yemen has subsidized public schooling at all levels. Most of the expenditure increase in the education sector is allotted for post secondary education. This expenditure increase led to greater expansion of education services. From 250,000 students in the 1970, there are now about 4.3 million students in basic education. In addition, between 1996 and 2004, enrollment increased at secondary level from 324,000 to 595,000 students and at the university level from 104,000 to 201,000 students.

Recently, Government of Yemen launched an exercise to improve communication and coordinate policies among the three ministries so as to have a more integrated vision for education. The government has also worked in collaboration with the Governments of Netherlands, Germany and the UK, and also with multi-donor organizations, such as the World Bank, DFID and CIDA to make substantial improvements in the education system at all levels.