29 schools receive nod for fee hike
August 26 2019 01:39 AM
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HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi and other senior officials at the press conference yesterday. PICTURE: Noushad Thekkayil

By Ayman Adly / Staff Reporter

While 128 schools applied in the last academic year to increase their fees for the academic year 2019-2020, only 29 applications were approved, with the hike between 5% to 7%, a senior official of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education said yesterday. 
The assistant undersecretary for Special Education Affairs, Omar al-Naema, was speaking at a press conference which had HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi and other senior officials in attendance.
“In preparation for the new academic year, the ministry granted licences to 25 new kindergartens and schools spread across Qatar, providing 15,000 seats, of which 9,000 seats have been filled so far,” he explained.
Undersecretary Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuaimi, assistant undersecretaries Fawziyah al-Khater (Education Affairs ), Dr Khalid al-Ali (Higher Education Affairs), Khalid al-Harqan (Evaluation Affairs) and acting assistant undersecretary for Joint Services Affairs Ali al-Buaiynain were present.
Dr al-Ali pointed out that the higher education institutes in the country present 266 different programmes, and this number is expected to increase to 290 during the academic year 2019- 2020. The ministry is currently working on licensing 10 additional post-graduate programmes at Hamad bin Khalifa University. 
He stressed that the ministry gives special importance to scientific research and is currently working on creating a unit for the co-ordination of national efforts and work in this field and the production of knowledge at the different institutes of the country.  Al-Harqan said there is a new system of evaluation of the three compulsory subjects at private schools (Islamic studies, Arabic language and the history of Qatar) to ensure these are compliant with the national curriculum, national identity and traditions.
Al-Buaiynain pointed out that the infrastructure and systems of 19 public schools were updated and upgraded to raise their efficiency for the new school year. He also stressed the commitment of making the public services of the ministry available online. 
The ministry has provided 2,146 well-equipped school buses for the transportation of students at public schools and approved 21 catering suppliers while accrediting a list of more than 80 healthy foods, to raise the health standards of the food and meals offered to students.




By Ayman Adly 
Staff Reporter




While 128 schools applied in the last academic year to increase their fees for the academic year 2019-2020, only 29 applications were approved, with the hike between 5% to 7%, a senior official of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education said yesterday. 
The assistant undersecretary for Special Education Affairs, Omar al-Naema, was speaking at a press conference which had HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi and other senior officials in attendance.
“In preparation for the new academic year, the ministry granted licences to 25 new kindergartens and schools spread across Qatar, providing 15,000 seats, of which 9,000 seats have been filled so far,” he explained.
Undersecretary Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuaimi, assistant undersecretaries Fawziyah al-Khater (Education Affairs ), Dr Khalid al-Ali (Higher Education Affairs), Khalid al-Harqan (Evaluation Affairs) and acting assistant undersecretary for Joint Services Affairs Ali al-Buaiynain were present.
Dr al-Ali pointed out that the higher education institutes in the country present 266 different programmes, and this number is expected to increase to 290 during the academic year 2019- 2020. The ministry is currently working on licensing 10 additional post-graduate programmes at Hamad bin Khalifa University. 
He stressed that the ministry gives special importance to scientific research and is currently working on creating a unit for the co-ordination of national efforts and work in this field and the production of knowledge at the different institutes of the country.  Al-Harqan said there is a new system of evaluation of the three compulsory subjects at private schools (Islamic studies, Arabic language and the history of Qatar) to ensure these are compliant with the national curriculum, national identity and traditions.
Al-Buaiynain pointed out that the infrastructure and systems of 19 public schools were updated and upgraded to raise their efficiency for the new school year. He also stressed the commitment of making the public services of the ministry available online. 
The ministry has provided 2,146 well-equipped school buses for the transportation of students at public schools and approved 21 catering suppliers while accrediting a list of more than 80 healthy foods, to raise the health standards of the food and meals offered to students.



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