Students and teachers presented on Sunday their work in a visual arts exhibition organised by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education entitled "Haweyati" (my identity).

Assistant Undersecretary for education affairs at the Ministry, Fawziya al-Khater, stressed on the importance of the picture, and the impact it has in shaping the minds of young people.

She praised the works presented in today's exhibition, and added that organising such events reflects the ministry's interest in teaching the visual arts subject.

Responding to a question by Qatar News Agency (QNA) on cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Qatar Museums, al-Khater said that the two sides have been working together for a long time.

Their co-operation included hosting workshops based on the ministry's curriculum, as well as many other extracurricular activities.

She noted that students in grades 12 and 13 will have elective subjects that will include a variety of arts courses.

Meanwhile, student Nouf al-Shibani told QNA that the exhibition allowed them the opportunity to nurture her talent and express herself uniquely.

The total number of schools that participated in the visual arts exhibitions of the Ministry in 2017 were 79, with only nine of them being private and international schools.

The 2018 edition saw 84 public schools participate and 19 other private and international schools take part.