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School health measures highlighted as ‘rotating attendance’ begins

Violation of precautionary measures during the newly-imposed school system will result in appropriate legal actions, Qatar’s ministry of education says. Schools in Qatar opened for the first day of the new compulsory attendance system that...

Qatar shifts to ‘rotating attendance’ as students return to school

As COVID-19 cases dwindle, schools open to in-person learning Schools will see growing in-person attendance as the Ministry of Education announces that classes will now be in-person as well as online, starting November 1....

School children get training to reduce mental illness stigma

First-of-its-kind program in the region promotes mental health and reduces some of the negativity surrounding it.  The Wellness Ambassadors programme, the region’s first school-based mental health programme, has led to a significant change in the...

COVID-19’s education ‘quick fixes’ haven’t worked for everyone, QF CEO Sheikha Hind says

Qatar Foundation CEO and Qatari royal Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al Thani highlighted the challenges in the education sector in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The key to creating a system that is resilient is...

Parents of autistic children receive back-to-school e-learning sessions

In an effort to ensure all students with special needs are adjusting well to the new back-to-school e-learning education, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) organised four online discussion sessions with families of those...

Parents to choose between blended learning and online learning for their children

Starting next week, parents will be given the choice between continuing blended learning or switching completely to remote schooling for their children. The decision was announced by Mohammed Al-Beshri, a spokesperson for the Ministry...
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