Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education held a meeting yesterday with a delegation from the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) currently visiting the country to learn about Qatarâ€™s preparations for the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad, which will be held in Doha between December 3 to 12.
Fawzia Al Khater, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Vice-Chairman of the Olympiad, organising committee presented the preparations being made for the event noting that hosting the event is one of the most important initiatives for the ministry. Al Khater highlighted the leadership of Qatar in the Arab region for hosting this important international event as it is the first Arab country to organise it. She added that it is part of the targeted projects in the strategy of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education 2017-2022, part of Qatar National Vision 2030.
The President of the IJSO Executive Committee, Professor Joshi Paresh, expressed content with Qatarâ€™s preparations in hosting the Olympiads and praised the organising committeeâ€™s efforts to attract the largest number of participating countries. Â IJSO also inaugurated the headquarters of the organising committee after the meeting.
The delegation will stay in Qatar till tomorrow where it will learn about the preparations Qatar has done to host the 16th International Junior Science Olympiad.