Posted on May 31, 2019

Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammed bin Abdulwahed al Hammadi has urged students, who won competitions abroad, to focus on being well-mannered as much as they focus on academic excellence. The minister said the impact of academic achievements recorded by Qatar’s students this year will reflect on the end of year exams. 

In a speech given on behalf of the minister during a ceremony honouring 53 students who won in competitions abroad during the 2018-2019 academic year, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education HE Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al Nuaimi said the students’ accomplishments reflect the quality of the Qatari education system. He highlighted Qatar students’ feats in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held recently in the US, and they also won four gold medals and two silver medals in an international competition in Malaysia. They also won the third place at an international robotics competition in Michigan, which is considered one of the biggest international competitions in the fields of research and innovation. A total of 108 teams from all around the world took part in the contest this year. He also reviewed many other competitions won by Qatar’s students this academic year.

The minister attributed the achievements to the strong commitment and cooperation of all members in the educational process, from school principals and teachers who gave their all, to parents, who kept their children motivated to excel academically. He stressed that the ministry has a clear national strategy focused on preparing the Qatari citizens to become an active part of development, using all educational means in the process. He noted that promoting scientific research among students is one of the main pillars of the educational system. Dr Hammadi congratulated the winning students and their schools for their achievements. 

On their part, the honoured students thanked the wise leadership for providing them with educational opportunities and an academic climate that helped them excel in science and to compete in such competitions which opened up new horizons and allowed them to interact with their peers at the regional and international levels. They also praised the efforts of the ministry and its keenness to honour them in the presence of their parents, school principals, teachers and ministry officials. In a statement to reporters, Dr Nuaimi praised the students for their achievements in various fields this year. He thanked the schools, their principals and teachers for their efforts as well as the parents who are motivating students to participate in the local competitions.