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Posted On: 14 October 2020 05:34 pm
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Minister of Education and Higher Education presents the strategic plan for 2018 to 2022: Cabinet Meeting

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H.E. Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired Wednesday the Cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan.

Following the meeting, H.E. Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi said the following statement:

At the outset of the meeting, the cabinet was briefed by H.E. Minister of Public Health on the latest developments in the efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The cabinet stressed on the importance of precautionary measures in combatting the epidemic.

And in line with the directives of H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior regarding the cabinet's plans to present key performance indicators for the different public organizations and institutions in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, including public-private partnerships, H.E. Minister of Education and Higher Education presented the ministry's strategic plan for 2018 to 2022.

The vision of the ministry will be to take leadership in providing sustainable and innovative access to education that benefits the Qatari society. The ministry's message will be to regulate high-quality education of all stages, with the goal of developing the skills of individuals in the society Qatari in line with their abilities, as well as with the national values and needs. The main goal of the ministry will be to oversee a world-class education system that provides fair opportunities to access high-quality education, and provides students with the necessary skills to reach their potential and achieve their ambitions, while reinforcing the values of the Qatari society and promoting the value of tolerance and respecting other cultures.

Specific axes, intermediate results and goals:

(1) Enrollment: Equitable opportunities for all learners to enroll in high-quality educational programs.

Specific objectives:

1- Increase the enrollment rate of children aged 4-5 years in early childhood education programs in kindergarten and pre-school.

2- Raise the enrollment of high school students in science and engineering majors (STEM) or the scientific track in public or private schools that follow the national curriculum.

3- Increase the enrollment rate of students with disabilities aged 4-18 years in the general education system.

4- Reducing the percentage of dropouts from education at all educational levels.

5- Raising the absorptive capacity of students enrollment in government and private education stages to meet current and expected needs.

6- Providing and expanding enrollment opportunities for qualified students, citizens and residents, to enroll in local universities in all specializations.

7- Legalizing majors and selecting foreign universities to be in line with the country's current and future needs.

(2) Achievement and implementation: learners whose achievement is compatible with their abilities and possess the necessary skills and competencies necessary to move through the educational stages and join the labor market.

Specific objectives:

1- Increasing the percentage of children who pass the school readiness assessment criteria before entering the first grade of primary school.

2- Improving students performance in national examinations for third, sixth and ninth grades to achieve 70% of the grade or higher.

3- Raising the percentage of students in 12th grade in public schools in the fields of science and engineering, or in the scientific track, who achieve 70% in the secondary certificate.

4- Raising the percentage of 12th grade students who achieve an average of 70% or higher than the grade in high school exams in public schools.

5- Raising the average score of Qatari students in international studies tests by a minimum average of 30 points in each session.

(3) Manpower: an efficient and qualified workforce distinguished by their performance and commitment to work ethics.

Specific objectives:

1- Increasing the percentage of early childhood teachers who have appropriate and recognized teaching qualifications.

2- Raising the average number of approved official training hours for kindergarten and government school teachers.

3- Increasing the percentage of teachers in government schools who have professional licenses.

4- Increasing the percentage of Qataris and residents enrolled in the teaching profession from graduates of the College of Education at Qatar University in the teaching profession.

(4) Citizenship and Values: educated people with awareness and pride in Qatari values and heritage, and who respect other cultures and peoples.

Specific objectives:

1- Raising the level of satisfaction of the parents of students in kindergartens and schools, public and private, with regard to the concepts of the values and heritage of the Qatari society that their children receive.

2- Increasing the percentage of programs and activities that enhance Qatari values, heritage and identity in all levels of public and private education.

(5) Institutional Development and Governance: modern management systems and tools that work effectively and effectively.

Specific objectives:

1- Development of a comprehensive central database for education and training.

2- Increasing the percentage of electronic services provided by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to the beneficiaries.

3- Raise the percentage of beneficiaries' satisfaction with the services provided by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

4- Raise the efficiency of spending and allocate resources in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

5- Supporting the role and participation of the private sector in providing high-quality learning and education services.

6- Establishing systems for higher education in line with the best methods and standards in developed universities and assisting higher education institutions to compete globally.

Then, the Cabinet considered the topics on the agenda as follows:

First- Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Interior to determine the equipment, devices and materials for civil defense.

Second- Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry to adopt an international technical regulation as a Qatari technical regulation.

Third- Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry to adopt international standards as Qatari standards.

The preparation of the two draft decisions comes within the framework of developing national standards system, keeping pace with successive developments in the field of specifications at the international level, meeting the needs of national factories, and improving the quality of goods.

Fourth- the Cabinet reviewed the following issues and took the appropriate decisions in their regard:

1- A letter of H.E. the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs regarding a report on the National Employment Platform (Kawader).

2- A draft decision of the Minister of Municipality and Environment on amending some provisions of Resolution no. 37 of 2010 regarding the preservation of turtles and seabirds from extinction.

3- A draft decision of the Minister of Municipality and Environment regarding the ban on hunting seagulls.

Source: QNA