Don’t lose focus on education’s purpose & goal: Sheikha Hind Sep 24, 2020 0 6319 12345 Ailyn Agonia DOHA The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted education across the world, while it has also led to important realisations, including the need to go back to the core of the importance and purpose of education, HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Qatar Foundation Vice-Chairperson and CEO, has said. Speaking at a global panel discussion organised by Qatar Foundation (QF) as part of its contribution to the 2020 Global Goals Week on Wednesday, Sheikha Hind described the disruption in education as now being “a way of life”. “We talk about access to technology, but it is just a tool – it doesn’t really look at whether our children are learning or not, or how it will help them prosper in the world. We have to go back to what we are teaching our children, and for what purpose. Why don’t we invest our time in a long-term fix rather than a short-term one? It’s not that technology is irrelevant, or that we shouldn’t provide more technology or more internet networks for communities that need them, but let’s not lose our focus on the true purpose of education and what its true goal should be,” said Sheikha Hind. RELATED ARTICLES 25% of public buses to go electric by 2022 Sep 24, 2020 0 6721 Amir receives message from Deputy Amir of Kuwait Sep 24, 2020 0 3424 Filipino workers will greatly benefit from Qatar’s labour reform: Philippine official Sep 24, 2020 0 735 Coordinated global response must to contain COVID-19 pandemic: FM QNA Doha Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has stressed that coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be contained only through a coordinated multilateral .. Cabinet lauds Amir’s UN speech QNA Doha The Cabinet has praised the speech of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the opening session of the 75th UN General Assembly held via teleconference. The Cabinet, chaired by .. Qatar condemns human rights violations in Syria Qatar has voiced its strong condemnation of the human rights violations committed in Syria. Deputy Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Office in Geneva Abdullah Al Nuaimi said military operations, .. 1 held for flouting home-quarantine conditions One person was arrested on Wednesday for violating home-quarantine conditions. The arrest was made in implementation of the precautionary measures approved by the health authorities represented by the Ministry of ..