Rawya Saud Al Busaidi

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Rawya Saud Al Busaidi (Arabic: راوية بنت سعود البوسعيدية‎) is the first Omani woman to be appointed to a ministerial portfolio.[1] Al Busaidi has been Oman's Minister of Higher Education[2] since 8 March 2004, and she is the president of the council of Sultan Qaboos University. She obtained a PhD from Oxford University.

Before her appointment as Higher Education Minister, she held the position of higher education undersecretary. She has made great improvements with the state of education in Oman.


  1. ^ Rola George Habr (December 2004). "Gulf Women and Political Rights". Gulf Research Center. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Ravindra Nath (5 May 2008). "SRF will fund five water projects study in Oman". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 16 December 2010.