Posted on August 23, 2019

Minister of Education and Higher Education, H E Dr Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi, said that education will remain the primary investment for the State of Qatar, given its an investment in human capital that makes great returns in all fields.

His Excellency was speaking during the annual reception ceremony held for new Qatari teachers who will begin in the 2019-2020 academic careers. He praised the new teachers for joining the profession, stressing that it is one of the main pillars of Qatar’s progress.

The minister said that the quality of education will remain the responsibility of all teachers in the country, stressing that they have a great responsibility in preparing strong cadres that can provide great services to Qatar in many fields. Al Hammadi said that the 2019-2020 academic year will see 219 teachers from Qatar join public schools. He noted that the ministry through its “Tomouh” program sends students to the College of Education at Qatar University. A total of 511 students joined the program, 420 of which were Qataris and 91 were residents who will all play a part in providing the educational system with teachers.

The Minister said the ministry is working on attracting the College of Education graduates outside of its program. The Ministry is also cooperating with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs to attract students from other colleges in Qatar University such as the College of Arts and Sciences. He stressed that the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is doing its utmost to provide an inspiring educational environment that appreciates teachers, expressing his thanks to all the ministry’s partners who contributed to adding more Qatari teachers.

Teacher Nada Ali gave a speech at the annual ceremony and praised the new teachers, saying that the profession has deep-rooted principles that must never waiver regardless of the challenges. Teacher Nada Ali, during her speech, called for stronger cooperation between teachers, students, and parents in order to create a more inspiring educational process and to promote important values in the new generations. For his part, student Jaber Al Athba said in a speech that the new teachers will be a strong addition to the educational system in the State of Qatar. He highlighted that education remains one of the main priorities of Qatar National Vision 2030, given education is a pillar of human capital development.

He called on his fellow students to remain dedicated to education in order to make themselves and their families proud, as well as to continue the country’s development journey. The new 2019/2020 year will begin next Sunday for students.