The education committee of Qatar Chamber reviewed a number of topics related to the private sector, including the capacity of private schools, the development of a reference framework for determining the criteria for increasing tuition fees, the absence of mechanisms to control the relationship between private schools and teachers, in addition to the high costs of license and its renewal.
This came at the fourth meeting of the education committee during the current year, which was chaired by the First Vice-Chairman of Qatar Chamber and Chairman of the Committee Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Twar al-Kuwari.
During the meeting, several other issues were discussed, including the issuance of the Private Schools Law and its executive regulations without consultation with representatives of the private sector, the high costs of licensing, the shortening of licenses for educational establishments and the lack of adequate school buildings.
During the meeting, al-Kuwari stressed the role played by government agencies in improving and facilitating the business environment for the private sector and businessmen, especially in the education field, as one of the most important economic sectors.
He pointed out that the presence of the Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in the meeting emphasised the ministry’s interest and seriousness in addressing all issues of private education, which opens a new page of cooperation between the chamber represented by the education committee and the Ministry of Education.
For his part, the Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Omar Abdul Aziz al-Namaa, stressed the ministry’s keenness to maintain continuous communication with the chamber, meet representatives of the private educational sector and members of the committee.
Al-Namaa also suggested a monthly meeting to be held between members of the committee and the ministry to come up with proposals and ideas that will contribute to the formulation of the ministry’s general policies.
Al-Namaa also discussed topics and other issues related to summer activities plans, noting that the outcome of such meetings will be in the interest of the educational sector in the country.