PM opens Qatar School of Science and Technology for Boys

Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani inaugurated Qatar School of Science and Technology for Boys in Umm Al Seneem area, yesterday.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi and a number of senior officials, educators and those interested in educational affairs. During the ceremony, a documentary film about the school and stages of its establishment in addition to its goals was presented. Educational process in the State of Qatar was also presented in the film.

After the ceremony, the Prime Minister toured the school during which he was briefed on the various educational and training programmes and facilities specialised in science and technology. H E the Prime Minister also listened to detailed explanation about the role of the school in providing a high-quality education based on integration of scientific subjects.

H E The Prime Minister affirmed that the State of Qatar, under the leadership of the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, attaches importance to the educational system, praising the idea of establishing Qatar School of Science and Technology and its mission and vision by providing students with innovative and stimulating educational experiences in the fields of science and technology, especially in research, development and problem solving, preparing them to contribute effectively to the knowledge-based economy, achieving Qatar National Vision 2030 and providing the country with qualified educational outputs capable of continuing university studies or engage in the labor market.

Qatar School of Science and Technology is a specialised secondary school that includes grades from 9 to 12. It adopts an integrated educational approach based on the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an integrated manner.

This approach is universally known as “STEM Education” that focuses on the study of the four subjects in methodological frameworks designed for this type of education, without the need to teach them separately.

The study started for the first time at the School at the beginning of the current academic year 2018/2019, with the enrolment of 60 Qatari students in grade 9.

Source: The Peninsula Qatar