Ramadan Book Fair: A symposium Reviews Education Process in Qatar

At the beginning of the activities of the 2nd edition of Ramadan Book Fair, which is currently being held at Darb Al-Saai in Umm Salal, a symposium was held on the education process in Qatar and its cultural and enlightening role in society.

The symposium was attended by HE Minister of Culture Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Thani, HE Minister of Justice Masoud bin Mohammed Al Ameri, HE Minister of State and Qatar National Library president Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, and HE President of Qatar University Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Derham.

HE Former Minister of Education Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Turki Al Subaie participated in the symposium, which was moderated by Hassan Al-Saee, a journalist.

During his speech, His Excellency discussed the most important historical stages that education in the State of Qatar went through, stressing that the education process in Qatar was linked to the establishment of the first regular school in 1951, which was followed by the expansion of the opening of schools in stages, and then the establishment of the Department of Knowledge to supervise education, and the establishment of the Ministry of Education in early 1957 as the first Ministry of Education in the history of the country. It changed its name more than once to become the Ministry of Education and Youth Welfare, then the Ministry of Education, then the Ministry of Education and Culture, all the way to its current name, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

HE Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Turki Al Subaie dealt, during his speech, with the next stages in the education renaissance in Qatar, touching on the many achievements of the Ministry of Education, the most important of which is the development of cultural and intellectual awareness in the country, the allocation of cultural seasons, and the invitation of many Arab innovators and thinkers who have made Doha a cultural and intellectual arena in various fields.

HE Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Turki Al Subaie touched on the most prominent achievement which is the establishment of Qatar University, where he explained that the story of the establishment of the university went through several stages, as the final opinion was settled by relying on the people of the country to establish a national university that includes two colleges, one for teachers, and the other for female teachers, to be the nucleus of higher education in Qatar, and its beginning, due to the urgent need of the Ministry of Education for male and female teachers, praising the current status of the university and the great development witnessed by the education sector in the country.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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