Qatar prepares team for Junior Science Olympiad
September 18 2019 02:16 AM
Members of the Qatar Team during a training session.
Members of the Qatar Team during a training session.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education is currently forming the Qatari team to participate in the International Junior Olympics 2019 that will be held in the Qatar from December 3-12, it was announced yesterday. 
The Science Section of the Educational Supervision Department in the Ministry of Education administered the third screening test for public, international and private school students (18 boys and 14 girls) to participate in the 2019 International Junior Science Olympiad.
The Science Olympiad is an event that brings together more than 300 talented students under 15 to test their knowledge and skills in Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
Fatima al-Rashed, head of the Science Section of Educational Supervision Department, stated: “Qatar is the first Arab country to host this important event that comes within the targeted projects in the 2017-2022 Education Strategy of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education as part and parcel for achieving Qatar National Vision 2030.”
She explained that the Olympiad includes two individual theoretical tests, followed by a practical test performed collectively in teams. 
The aim of the tournament is to celebrate gifted students and motivate them to refine and develop their talents in the field of natural sciences.
The International Junior Science Olympiad in Qatar is the biggest in terms of participating countries. As many as 72 countries have confirmed their participation so far, while five countries will take part in the Olympiad with a team of observers.
It is worth mentioning that Qatar is hosting the 16th International Junior Olympiad in co-operation with Qatar University and Qatar Foundation, which are training the students.

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