More schools to be established in Al Khor, says Qatar's Education Minister
With the growing population of Qatar, the country is stepping up its efforts to meet the educational demands of residents and citizens by increasing the number of facilities dedicated for the purpose.
In a recent announcement, His Excellency the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi revealed the Ministry's plans of establishing more schools in Al Khor and its surrounding areas.
During a meeting with educators and teachers of Al Khor preparatory and secondary school for girls, the minister said that the school network in these areas will be expanded to establish more schools for all stages. The plan will takes into consideration the Al Daayen area to serve the city of Al Khor and areas around it.
The minister engaged in a number of discussions with the teachers such as the situation of education in the country, how to fill vacancies in schools, and the reasons that led to the formulation of experimental curricula that are under revision in partnership with schools and society.
He further highlighted that the policies related to education, schools and school curricula are primarily for the benefit of the students, the focus of the educational process.
وزير التعليم والتعليم العالي يؤكد أن السياسات المتعلقة بشؤون التعليم والمدارس والمناهج الدراسية، تأتي في المقام الأول من أجل مصلحة الطالب باعتباره محور العملية التعليمية، ما يستدعي التعاون بين جميع أطراف العملية التعليمية لتوفير كافة سبل نجاح الطلبة وتميزهم. #قنا— وكالة الأنباء القطرية (@QatarNewsAgency) May 27, 2019
This calls for co-operation between all parties to the educational process in order to ensure the success and excellence of students, the minister added.
The minister said that it is important for teachers to benefit from the use of curricula and focus on competencies, and touched on the role of teacher in using information through seminars to encourage students to research.
The discussions further looked into a different issues related to education, including the school days, the burdens associated with the teaching profession, staying away from unimportant and non-required work, the completion of administrative studies in schools, and the allocation of training workshops on the needs of each teacher according to their performance assessment and professional development plan.
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