The Education Committee of Qatar Chamber (QC) held a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to identify obstacles and study proposals to develop the private education sector. The two sides agreed to form a joint working team to study challenges facing the sector.
During the meeting, HE Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi appreciated the contribution of private education and its role in the educational process within the State of Qatar, where about 190,000 students are enrolled in private schools. He outlined the ministry’s efforts in helping this sector by providing land and buildings and taking other initiatives that contribute to strengthening its role in the education system.
His Excellency added that the school buildings that will be leased to the private sector at nominal prices will help in absorbing a large number of students in this sector, pointing out that the ministry plans to transfer all non-educational services to the private sector and to focus only on the educational process. This is in line with the directives of the wise leadership that called for the empowerment of the private sector in all fields.
Advisor of HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education for Private Schools Affairs Tarek Al Abdullah said that the initiative to lease private schools is part of initiatives adopted by the ministry to stimulate private sector participation in the economic development of the country, adding that a working team has been formed for this purpose, The team has members from the ministry, the QC and a number of relevant actors to develop proposals, policies and procedures in this regard, he said.
The positive interaction between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the QC has contributed significantly to the adoption of the private sector’s opinion in the laws and regulations related to the private education sector, said Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Twar, QC Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Education Committee, stressing the significance of developing the education and health sectors as key pillars to which the state attaches great importance in accordance with Qatar National Vision 2030.