QF, Education Ministry ink deal to enhance pre-university education Feb 18, 2019 0 1541 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaVice-Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF) HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al Thani and Minister of Education and Higher Education HE Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed al Hammadi have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that sets in motion a partnership designed to further enhance the quality of pre-university education in Qatar.The agreement, signed at a ceremony at the 2015 building (QF Headquarters) in Education City, will harness the experience and expertise of QF and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE), to maintain and elevate Qatar’s education services, outputs and performance at pre-university level, as well as the nation’s standing in global education rankings.Areas of focus will include early education and specialised education provision; nurturing and enhancing the skills of those working within the education sector; and curriculum and education policy development. The two parties will also collaborate to jointly establish activities and events that diversify and enrich students’ educational experiences, and to develop initiatives that encourage student innovation.Buthaina Ali al Nuaimi, president of Pre-University Education at QF, said: “Innovation and collaboration are two cornerstones of world-class education, and two areas which have defined the way QF’s educational ecosystem has been built and advanced.“We are therefore delighted and honoured that our expertise in this field is being combined with that of the MoEHE through a partnership that will enhance our already close and impactful relationship for the overall benefit of students, educators and schools across Qatar. We are confident that it will pave the way for Qatar’s education sector to achieve new levels of excellence.”The Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the ministry, Fawzia Abdulaziz al Khater expressed her delight in signing the agreement with QF, commending QF’s role in developing education across all levels. “This memorandum is qualitative in nature, in that it fosters the rich and diverse institutional expertise in our schools, specifically our classrooms. It also supports the education system in general through new programmes in multidisciplinary fields, which help improve our educational outcomes and teach our students 21st century skills,” said Khater. Khater commended various aspects of the memorandum, such as the educational projects and educational and cultural activities, as well as other areas of priority, including early education, services offered to children with special needs, developing the skills of academic providers, the offerings of educational institutions and curriculums, expanding educational experiences for students and developing research policies, among others. To conclude her statement, Khater thanked QF, stating that she hoped the partnership would create a positive impact on students and the education system by developing and enhancing the quality of services, while ensuring sustainable progress of the quality of education locally and internationally. Pages 1234567 RELATED ARTICLES Education City Golf Club keen to promote the sport in Qatar: GM Feb 18, 2019 0 827 Tamuq mechanical engineering don elected SME Fellow Feb 18, 2019 0 463 Hammadi meets Malaysian ambassador Feb 18, 2019 0 591 Mahmoud meets US Congress officials SPEAKER of the Shura Council HE Ahmed bin Abdulla bin Zaid al Mahmoud met on Sunday with a delegation of senior officials from the US Congress. During the meeting they discussed parliamentary relations between the Shura .. Experts tackle AI as tool for social good Ailyn Agonia DOHA The use of artificial intelligence (AI) to solve real-world developmental and humanitarian problems were tackled by experts from some of the world’s leading NGOs and UN agencies during a workshop .. Qatar Academy wins 15th edition of Botball at CMU-Q Tribune News Network Doha A team from Qatar Academy won the overall title at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q)’s annual Botball competition for high school students. The competition, which was launched by ..