Ministry of Education
and Higher Education is the highest official authority on all educational
affairs in the State of Qatar.
After the Emiri
Resolution No. 9 of 2016 on the organizational structure of the Ministry of
Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education,
formerly the Supreme Education Council, continues to perform all forms of its
tasks and responsibilities related to educational matter through departments
such as educational supervision, curriculum and learning resources, government
school and teachers affairs, students affairs, and early education.
HE Dr. Mohammed bin
Abdul Wahid Al-Hammadi is the current Minister of Education and Higher
Education, who was appointed on June 26, 2013 as Minister of Education and Higher
Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar performs internal audit,
follows-up legal affairs and all matters related to planning and quality, and
publishes all relevant news and circulars through the Department of Public
Relations and Communication in all local media.
The Ministry of
Education and Higher Education undertakes the development of educational plans,
policies, strategies and research, training and development of all ministry
staff and employees to provide an integrated educational system of educational
services toward achieving Qatar Vision 2030, which is based on the development
of an advanced society to provide prosperity for all citizens by 2030.
The Ministry of
Education and Higher Education deals with all matters pertaining to students'
assessment and schools' evaluation, in addition to higher education affairs,
scholarships, equivalency of university certificates and degrees, and spreads
the culture of educational awareness for an aware and healthy society in which
individuals can serve themselves and serve their country.
Accordance to Qatar
Vision 2030, Qatar aims at developing a world-class educational system that
meets modern international standards and provide citizens with opportunities to
develop their abilities and capacities, and best training to succeed in a world
with increasing educational requirements. Such system would also promote
analytical and critical thinking, develops creativity and innovation,
emphasizes the promotion of social cohesion and respect for the values and
heritage of Qatari society and calls for constructive engagement with the
peoples of the world.
To support the desired
educational system, Qatar aspires to become a hub for scientific research and
According to Qatar
Vision 2030, such educational system includes the following:
• Educational curricula and training
programs responding to the current and future needs of the labor market.
• High quality educational and training
opportunities appropriate to each individual's aspirations and abilities.
• Accessible educational programs for
• A national network of formal and
non-formal educational programs that equip Qatari children and youth with the
skills and motivation to contribute to society, fostering:
- A solid grounding in Qatari moral and
ethical values, traditions and cultural heritage.
- Innovation and creativity.
A strong sense of belonging and citizenship.
- Participation in a wide variety of
cultural and sports activities.
- Well-developed, independent,
self-managing and accountable educational institutions operating under
- An effective system for funding
scientific research shared by the public and private sectors and conducted in
cooperation with specialized international organizations and leading
international research centers.
- A significant international role in
cultural and intellectual activity and scientific research.