Education Committee discusses Ramifications of the closure of schools built on villas

Bin Twar: The closure decision worries investors, and the Education Committee continues to discuss it with the ministry

The private educational sector includes 346 schools, 180 educational centers, and 180 nurseries

The Qatar Chamber Education Committee discussed the repercussions of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s decision to close private schools that operate from residential buildings or buildings not designated for schools.

HE Mr. Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Twar Al Kuwari, First Vice chairman of the Qatar Chamber and chairman of the Chamber’s Education Committee, said that the decision to close these schools raises concern among private business investors, families, and students, as The volume of investments in these schools exceeds millions of riyals. These schools also provide educational services to 40,000 male and female students from various academic levels from the middle and lower social classes. Thousands of workers work in these schools.

Bin Twar pointed out that many of those schools, which operate from villas, have obtained operating licenses from various government agencies, It has also undergone examinations and accreditation processes by local and international agencies, which indicates their compliance with educational standards and requirements while providing the educational service at low fees.

He added: “Everyone agrees on the importance of having schools on pre-allocated plots of land, but we are now facing a situation that has lasted for decades and serves a large segment of citizens and residents, providing its services with quality and low prices that suit that segment. The Ministry and the concerned authorities spare no effort in inspection visits, monitoring, and evaluation, in addition to international bodies, which calls us to renew this matter Continue to renew licenses for schools established within the villas as they meet the regulatory and academic requirements and requirements, and the continuation of student registration.

Bin Twar stressed that the Education Committee of the Qatar Chamber always welcomes the opportunity to participate in dialogue and cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the relevant authorities, intensifying its efforts to achieve all its goals, expressing thanks to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education for its cooperation with the Education Committee of the Qatar Chamber as a representative of the private educational sector.

He added that the private sector represents the largest part in achieving the vision of the State of Qatar, Pointing out that the private educational sector has a major role and influence within society, as the private educational sector represents 346 schools and kindergartens, 180 private educational centers, and 180 nurseries.

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