Posted on July 30, 2018

In the framework of implementing Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s vision of promoting the human development sector by supporting and attracting Qatari talent in various fields, Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has issued directives to increase the allowances of students in the “Tomouh” programme (students of the Faculty of Education) to encourage Qatari students, as well as Qatari women’s children, carriers of Qatari documents, and Qatar-born to join the programme.

According to the directives, Qatari male and female students’ allowances for this program have been announced in various categories. Students with major in English or Arabic Language, Mathematics and Science will  receive an allowance of QR10,000 per month. Student in other disciplines are to receive an allowance of QR8,000 per month, in addition to all the allowances and other benefits specified by the government scholarship program, such as the one time QR5,000 computer allowance, and the QR5,000 books allowance for each academic year.

As for non-Qatari children of Qatari women, Qatari document holders and Qatar-born students, tuition fees of “Tomouh” Programme students will be paid for the whole scholarship term, in addition to QR3,000 per month in stead of QR3,000 per semester. The directives of Prime Minister and Interior Minister aim to support the “Tomouh” program, and make it attractive not only to Qatari but to other categories specified in the directives. The “Tomouh” Programme is running under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in partnership with the College of Education at Qatar University and in coordination with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs.

In addition, the decision to increase the allowances of the “Tomouh” programme students aims to encourage Qataris as well as other categories to major in educational specialities, and thus meet the needs of the labor market in the fields of education, and Qatarize teaching staff in state schools, which will be reflected positively on the entire educational process. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education launched the “Tomouh” programme years ago, to meet the needs of government educational institutions of teachers and educators. “Tomouh” is part of the state’s efforts to invest in human resources and build national capacities that lead the educational work, especially in the field of teaching.

The programme is part of an integrated system to elevate the academic and professional level of teachers and to prepare them according to national professional and national curriculum standards, which will necessarily reflect the quality of educational outputs in schools, thus contribute to the achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030.

source: The Peninsula