HE Sheikh Abdullah inaugurates Qatar School of Science and Technology It's step towards a knowledge-based Economy, says HE al-Hammadi
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Thursday inaugurated the Qatar School of Science and Technology for Boys in Umm Al Seneem area.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdulwahed Ali al-Hammadi and senior officials, educators and those interested in educational affairs.
A documentary film about the school and the various stages of its establishment and its goals were screened during the event.
The film also showed the educational process in Qatar.
After the ceremony, the Prime Minister toured the school during which he was briefed on the various educational and training programmess and facilities focused on science and technology.
He also listened to a detailed explanation about the role of the school in providing high-quality education based on the integration of scientific subjects.
The Prime Minister affirmed that Qatar, under the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, attaches importance to the educational system.
He praised the school and its mission and vision which seek to provide students with innovative and stimulating educational experiences in the fields of science and technology, especially in research, development and problem solving, and preparing them to contribute effectively to the knowledge-based economy, achieving Qatar National Vision 2030 and providing the country with qualified students capable of continuing university studies or join the labour market.
Al-Hammadi said the opening of the school was a qualitative step towards comprehensive development in the country by building great minds of the Qatari youth and achieving the vision of the ministry which aims to provide sustainable, innovative and high-quality learning opportunities to the Qatari community.
He highlighted the importance of the school in promoting a knowledge-based economy.
Al-Hammadi said the ministry's quest for a knowledge-based economy requires building quality educational institutions, building students' minds, developing their innovations, adopting their ideas and polishing them to the highest levels of quality.
He expressed his deep gratitude to the Prime Minister for his support to the school and for following up on its implementation.
The school carries the aspirations of outstanding Qatari students seeking scientific excellence and who are serious in achieving their academic ambitions, the Minister said.
HE the Minister said the Qatar School of Science and Technology for Boys was different from other institutions as it targets talented Qatari students in the field of science who show a passion for technology, engineering and mathematics, and to prepare them for for four years of hard work through the implementation of a wide range of scientific activities, practical experiences and educational research.
Al-Hammadi said the school provides a unique educational experience for students through its laboratories which contributes to developing a strong scientific and research base in the secondary stage, which continues during university, comprehensively supporting students who will create a new Qatari generation that is able to globally compete with their researches and projects.
"This is the right investment to build future generations armed with the skills of the 21st century, especially in the fields of science on which the economies of developed countries in our modern world rely on," the Minister said.
Al-Hammadi told the students of the first batch that Qatar has great hopes in them to achieve its status in the future, and urged them to set an example for their colleagues and continue their work and ambition towards achieving the leadership that the country hopes for them, to become diligent leaders and to set a model in education and work.
The school aims to provide a high level of education based on the integration of scientific materials, and in line with the development of the education sector in developed countries, to produce students with scientific basis that guarantees them placement in the top universities in the world.
It also aims to build a generation of scientists, researchers and inventors, to provide the Qatari labour market with rare scientific disciplines and to provide the country with educational outputs that possess the skills for a knowledge-based economy, thus benefiting the objectives of the Qatar National Vision.
The Qatar School of Science and Technology is a specialised secondary school that has grades from 9 to 12.
It adopts an integrated educational approach based on STEM education that focuses on the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an integrated manner.
The programme started at the beginning of the current academic year 2018/2019, with an enrollment of 60 Qatari students in grade 9.
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