Three grades, initiatives like ‘My Skills My Future’ and ‘My School My Community’ will be launched for the health and well-being of students
Qatar, Dec 28, 2022: The Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education will focus on further improving the quality of education through its strategic plan 2022-23. The plan will cover students in primary, preparatory and secondary grades — in addition to kindergarten.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi has said that an initiative will be launched to increase the number of students in kindergarten. The plan is to create awareness among parents that it is very important for their children in building a basis for higher classes.
Al Nuaimi says that initiatives such as ‘My Skills My Future’ and ‘My School My Community’ will be launched to cater to the health and well-being of students in order to improve their life quality through programmes of proper diet and sport activities.
Meanwhile, the initiative ‘Madrasti Manara’ will help improve the performance of some schools by overcoming the challenges they are facing while special programmes will be launched for students with disabilities, enabling them to serve the community actively after their graduation.
As per Al Nuaimi, the number of students in government schools increased from 96,000 to 121,000 in the past 10 years while the private schools witnessed huge growth, with the number of students going up from 129,000 to 209,000 during the period.
The number of private schools in Qatar has increased from 182 to 334 in ten years.
Teachers in government schools increased from 12,000 to 14,000, while teachers in private schools has also risen from 8,800 to 12,000, as per Al Nuaimi.
Meanwhile, about 900 new male and female teachers have been appointed for government schools in the current academic year. According to Al Nuaimi, one third of them are Qatari teachers and over 50 percent of them are expatriates residing in Qatar.