GO­ING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Qatar Today - - EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT -

AS ON NU­MER­OUS OC­CA­SIONS IN YEARS GONE BY, THE MONTH OF SEPTEM­BER SAW STU­DENTS IN QATAR RE­TURN TO THEIR RE­SPEC­TIVE SCHOOLS AF­TER A LENGTHY SUM­MER BREAK. AND AS AL­WAYS, THERE HAS BEEN NO SHORT­AGE OF AC­TION IN THE ED­U­CA­TION SEC­TOR, RE­CENTLY AS WELL AS IN THE EARLY PART OF THE YEAR.

Qatar’s Pub­lic Works Au­thor­ity, Ashghal, an­nounced the com­ple­tion of the con­struc­tion of 13 new schools and two kinder­gartens for the 2017/18 aca­demic year, with the to­tal value of the new ed­u­ca­tional build­ings amount­ing to QR878,000,000.

Apart from that, it has been re­vealed that Qatar Foun­da­tion (QF) has given more than $30 mil­lion over the past eight years to sev­eral schools in the US, which in­clude the pub­lic school sys­tem of Tuc­son Uni­fied School District, Ore­gon, and Washington Latin Pub­lic Char­ter School. The ini­tia­tives have been aimed at en­cour­ag­ing the growth of Ara­bic pro­grammes. The fund­ing came through Qatar Foun­da­tion In­ter­na­tional, the foun­da­tion’s US arm. The or­gan­i­sa­tion gave $3.8 mil­lion for 2017-18.

As part of the ef­forts of the coun­try’s Pri­mary Health Care Cor­po­ra­tion (PHCC) to pro­mote school health ser­vices, Dr Badriya Al Malki, As­sis­tant Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor for Con­tin­u­ing Care and In­te­grated Ser­vices at PHCC, an­nounced that 266 schools have been in­cluded in PHCC’s ser­vices. In ad­di­tion, PHCC has started im­ple­ment­ing the Elec­tronic File Sys­tem at 60 pub­lic schools for the 2017-18 aca­demic year. The sys­tem pro­vides a com­pre­hen­sive over­view of pa­tient his­tory dur­ing med­i­cal coun­selling.

In other news, a del­e­ga­tion from UNESCO was wel­comed to Ed­u­ca­tion City by HE Sheikha Hind bint Ha­mad Al Thani, Vice Chair­per­son and CEO of Qatar Foun­da­tion for Ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence and Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment, and Om­ran Ha­mad Al Kuwari, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, CEO Of­fice, QF. Dur­ing the dis­cus­sion, Sheikha Hind dis­cussed fu­ture plans at QF and the po­ten­tial for col­lab­o­ra­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties with the 12-mem­ber in­ter­na­tional del­e­ga­tion.

And fi­nally, in­door edu­tain­ment park KidzMondo ex­pects to wel­come around 1,200 schools through­out the com­ing aca­demic year. It is also part of the ‘By Ed­u­ca­tion We Build Qatar’ theme, a part of the ‘Back to School’ cam­paign. KidzMondo part­nered with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion for the 2017/2018 aca­demic year.

The spot­light in this is­sue of Qatar To­day is on Qatar Univer­sity’s Col­lege of Medicine, ACS In­ter­na­tional School, and Carnegie Mel­lon Univer­sity. We an­a­lyse what makes the three uni­ver­si­ties stand out from the rest. Check out the Septem­ber edi­tion of the mag­a­zine to find out more

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