Middle East Education Market - Forecast(2023 - 2028)

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Middle East Education Market Overview

Middle East Education Market size is estimated to reach $175 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period 2022-2027. The K-12 sector is becoming a hotspot for international investments and providers, as the segment booms and the policy landscape becomes more favorable for outside involvement. But international education companies should forge partnerships locally in order to successfully establish themselves in the market by utilizing enhanced learning management systems, adaptive learning platforms and collaborative learning. Players in the market are focusing on involving students in topics that are significant to all age groups. It gives access to download and distribute curriculum-based material for free. The term K-12 is often used as a kind of shorthand to collectively refer to the entirety of primary and secondary education. The K-12 system of education is about ensuring basic elementary school education to students from kindergarten to the 12th grade. Further the advances in education technology and improved access to quality education, video-based content and smart learning are some of the factors driving the Middle East Education industry. The number of education start-ups is now increasing at an exponential rate. It has been estimated that around 37% of education start-ups are working on expanding K-12 online education or the home-schooling market.

Report Coverage

The report: “Middle East Education Market Report– Forecast (2022-2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Middle East Education Industry.

By School: Public Education, Private Education and Online Education.
By Grade: Kindergarten, Elementary (1-5), Middle School (6-8), High school (9-12), College and Others.
By Method: Blended/instructor-led training, Computer/web-based training, Textbooks/self-study material, Video/audio recording, Simulation-based training and others.
By Model/Platform: Gamification, Big Data & Analytics, Learning Management System / Virtual Learning Environments, Other complex Models.
By Discipline: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World languages, Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Medical, Arts, Music and Sociology and Others.
By End-user: Ed-tech companies, Educational institutions, Online courses and others.
By Region: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Israel, Iraq, Iran and Others.

Key Takeaways

  • VLE is an educational technology that acts as a web-based platform for the digital features of courses of study, generally within educational institutions. It allows participants to be organized into cohorts, groups and roles. Present resources, activities and interactions within a course structure
  • Improvement of innovative adaptive technological functions like video-based content, customization and collaborative learning to fulfill the desires of numerous educational establishments is creating a large impact on the education market, especially the K-12 Education market
  • Online courses globally have grown significantly over a period of time and also have a prominent opportunity for national and foreign providers, along with distance education and e-learning have also grown at a faster rate.
  • Advances in Education platforms with their powerful feedback loops are used in blended learning environments for greater personalization. It allows them to track their own learning so that they can grow valuable self-monitoring skills and engage in their personal learning progress.

Middle East Education Market Value Share, by School, 2021 (%)

Middle East Education Market

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Middle East Education Market Segment Analysis - by Model/Platform

The Big Data & Analytics segment of the Middle East Education market size is growing at the highest CAGR of 24.5% during the forecast period 2022-2027. K Adaptive learning is intended to catalyze the transformation of education training policy and practice closer to customized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, combined and online learning. Advances in Education systems and platforms with their powerful feedback loops are used in blending learning environments for greater personalization. The ability of students to track their own learning helps them in developing valuable self-monitoring skills and engage in their personal learning process. There is an augmented demand for analytics in the reporting and assessment sector. Owing to the increase in data, the concept of analytics embedded with Education has gained traction in the education as well as the corporate training sector. In view of the numerous benefits of K-12 English along with its increased applicability and easy integration with the existing systems, governments across various countries are taking strategic initiatives to mainstream the concept of K-12 English in the educational system. Due to the growth in computer processing power and memory capacity, all companies incorporate big data analytics to facilitate their business activities is driving the market growth during the forecast period. Adaptive software masking deeper limitations owing to the speed and apparent efficacy is growing demand for the adaptive learning platform. K-12 English tools have been projected to rise in recent years and technology companies are striving to make the tools highly user-friendly and comprehensive.

Middle East Education Market Segment Analysis - by End-user

Online courses accounted for the fastest growth at 11.5% CAGR through 2027 of the Middle East Market size. Due to the very high competition in this space, to sustain in the market the course providers are coming up with innovative teaching methodologies, which are going to improve the quality of teaching and learning thereby bringing out the potential outcomes. Online courses are followed by private education, as the ed-tech training industry has seen extraordinary funding in ed-Tech over the last years. Middle East education market is driven by the adoption of adaptive learning platform programs and Learning Management systems in schools and colleges, personalization of the learning process through collaborative learning, an increase in government initiatives for education and bring-your-own-device initiatives. The ability of ed-tech companies to increase the penetration of e-learning tools within the education ecosystem has to lead to the growth of this market segment.

Middle East Education Market Segment Analysis - by Country

UAE is projected to grow at a fast rate through 2027 at a 10.2% CAGR. According to the UAE Ministry of Education, this region consists of around 2200 schools in 2021. It is mandatory to have education up to 9th grade. Smart learning programs have been implemented in UAE government schools. Textbooks have started being replaced by tablets and computers from grade 7. There is a technology “Study Live” used by K-12 students and this can be helpful in communicating with teachers, students and parents. UAE also adopted using ICT in blended learning for language courses, especially for English. Utilizing these technologies, some schools are also incorporating e-learning environments in traditional classrooms. An increase in the use of mobile technology such as iPad technology in education in K-12 schools boosts the demand of the adaptive learning market.

Middle East Education Market Drivers 

Increasing investment to improve the educational outcomes of students

The demand for Middle East Education is led by schools moving to a learning atmosphere from the conventional blackboard approach to integration with smart technologies. A wide variety of programs, resources and services aimed at improving student academic outcomes are covered in the learning trend. STEM training demand has been boosted by increased career possibilities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students who have successfully obtained a high degree of competition are qualified to join higher schools. This makes parents, students and different partners in schools around the world more focused on STEM basic education. From the investment point of view, the Middle East education industry sees an increasing trend of VC/PE investment value and volume, while M&A deal volume and value also reached record levels. M&A deals in the Middle East education industry indicate two major trends: first, M&A deals are launched by industry peers to improve their business ecosystem; second, listed companies seek to diversify their businesses through cross-industry acquisitions. In the academic year 2021, there were approximately 333,000 students enrolled in Dubai and approximately 262,000 enrolled in Abu Dhabi, with private enrolment dominant in both cities

Emergence and integration of technologies are driving the growth of the Middle East Education market:

The introduction of technology in education enables schools and universities to deliver creative solutions, such as e-books, Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR) interactive content and recognized university-approved online courses are expected to drive the growth of the Middle East Education market size. Growth in the adoption of education technology (EdTech) tools in both the academic and non-academic sectors and increased acceptance of EdTech solutions and offerings in major higher schools and educational organizations are gradually moving their focus from the legacy EdTech education system to online EdTech solutions. AI incorporation in schools in order to automate tasks, such as grading subjects and providing input, is expected to propel the k-12 education market size. Further AI focuses on the creation of intelligent machines that can perform functions like speech recognition, learning and problem-solving. In the US education sector, AI is increasingly used to enhance student learning; intelligent interactive programs using various technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning help in the overall learning of students The UAE allocated $2.5 billion towards education in the federal budget approved by the cabinet in 2021, with the aim of providing quality education services and enhancing a knowledge-based economy

Middle East Education Market Challenge

COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented challenge that has exposed many of the difficulties in delivering quality eLearning In the Middle East Education Market hampering the growth of the market:

The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented challenge that has exposed many of the difficulties in delivering quality eLearning, at scale, to students across the country. While some school districts had all the pieces in place to instantly flip to virtual education delivery, many did not. With countries shutting schools down in 2020 Q1, a lack of technology resources and preparedness resulted in sub-optimal learning for students. Further, the magnitude and complexity of this crisis cannot be understated regarding the speed and scale at which it impacted Middle East Education. Moreover, contingency planning for an overnight shift to 100% digital learning would not have been a judicious investment of time and resources given other challenges schools were facing. Most countries in the Middle East do not have a one-to-one technology strategy that provides all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, with a computer that travels home with the student. Many schools were able to overcome the incredible logistical issues and remedied this situation when the crisis began by acquiring new equipment and/or delivering the equipment that had traditionally been maintained in classroom technology carts to students' homes. Hence these factors affect the Middle East Education Market share. Even before COVID-19, there was already high growth and adoption in education technology, with global ed-tech investments reaching US$18.66 billion in 2019 and the overall market for online education projected to reach $350 Billion by 2025 with the Middle East being one of the late adopters of ed-tech solutions.

Middle East Education Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions, Partnerships and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Middle East Education Market. In 2021, the market of the Middle East Education industry outlook has been fragmented by several companies. The top 10 companies in the Middle East Education industry are:

  1. McGraw-Hill Education
  2. Pearson Education Inc.
  3. Byju’s
  4. Gems Education
  5. HCT
  6. SABIS
  7. Taaleem
  8. Amity Education Group
  9. Noon Academy
  10. Zedny

Recent Developments

  • In June 2022, leading education group Taaleem Holdings PSC has taken on a strategic acquisition in the education sector in the UAE, acquiring the Jebel Ali School.
  • In June 2021, the education and publishing giant McGraw Hill was acquired by a private equity firm, Platinum Equity which has a deep stake in a diverse array of industries, in a deal valued around $4.5 billion.
  • In January 2020, United Arab Emirates-based GEMS Education has expanded into Saudi Arabia by buying Ma’arif Education Group, the largest private school owner and operator in the kingdom, through a joint venture with Hassana Investment.

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1. Middle East Education - Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Middle East Education Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key trends By Product Type
    2.3 Key trends segmented by Geography
3. Middle East Education Market – Market Landscape
    3.1 Comparative Analysis
        3.1.1 Product/Company Benchmarking - Top 5 Companies
        3.1.2 Top 5 Financial Analysis
        3.1.3 Market Value Split by Top 5 Companies
        3.1.4 Patent Analysis
        3.1.5 Pricing Analysis (Comparison of General Price Offerings in the Market)
4. Middle East Education Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium)
    4.1 Regulatory Scenario
5. Middle East Education Market – Startup Company Scenario (Premium)
    5.1 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
    5.2 Startup Company Analysis
6. Middle East Education Market Analysis (Enterprise License)
    6.1 Ease of Doing Business Index
    6.2 Case Studies
    6.3 Customer Analysis
    6.4 Market Share By Product Type
    6.5 Market Share By Sales Channel
    6.6 Market Share By Vehicle Type
    6.7 Market Share By Country
    6.8 Competition Matrix
7. Middle East Education Market - Market Forces
    7.1 Market Drivers
    7.2 Market Constraints
    7.3 Porter's five force model
        7.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        7.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        7.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        7.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        7.3.5 Threat of substitutes
8. Middle East Education Market – By Strategic Analysis (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    8.1 Value Chain Analysis
    8.2 Opportunities Analysis
    8.3 Product Life Cycle/Market Life Cycle Analysis
    8.4 Suppliers and Distributors
9. Middle East Education Market – By School (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    9.1 Public K-12 Education
    9.2 Private K-12 Education
    9.3 Online K-12 Education
10. Middle East Education Market – By Grade (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    10.1 Kindergarten, Elementary (1-5)
    10.2 Middle School (6-8)
    10.3 High school (9-12)
    10.4 College
    10.5 Others
11. Middle East Education Market – By Method (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    11.1 Blended/instructor-led training
    11.2 Computer/web-based training
    11.3 Textbooks/self-study material
    11.4 Video/audio recording
    11.5 Simulation-based training
    11.6 Others
12. Middle East Education Market – By Model/Platform (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    12.1 Gamification
    12.2 Big Data & Analytics
    12.3 LMS / Virtual Learning Environments
    12.4 Other
13. Middle East Education Market – By Discipline (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    13.1 Mathematics
    13.2 Science
    13.3 Social Studies
    13.4 Music
    13.5 Art
    13.6 World languages
    13.7 Sociology
    13.8 Engineering
    13.9 Medical
    13.10 Others
14. Middle East Education Market – By End-user (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    14.1 Ed-tech companies
    14.2 Educational institutions
    14.3 Online courses
    14.4 Others
15. Middle East Education Market – By Country (Market Size - $Million/Billion)
    15.1 Saudi Arabia
    15.2 UAE
    15.3 Israel
    15.4 Iraq
    15.5 Iran
    15.6 Online courses
    15.7 Qatar
    15.8 Bahrain
    15.9 Others
16. Middle East Education Market - Market Entropy
    16.1 New product launches
    16.2 M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
17. Middle East Education Market – Industry Competition Landscape (Premium)
    17.1 Market Share Global
    17.2 Market Share – Top Regions
18. Middle East Education Market – Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
19. Middle East Education Market - Company Analysis
    19.1 American Public Education
    19.2 McGraw-Hill Education
    19.3 Pearson Education Inc.
    19.4 K12 Inc.
    19.5 Blackboard Inc.
    19.6 Company 6
    19.7 Company 7
    19.8 Company 8
    19.9 Company 9
    19.10 Company 10
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